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Date:	Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:28:20 -0800
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Dominique Martinet <>
Cc:	Arend van Spriel <>,
	Rafał Miłecki <>,
	Larry Finger <>,
	Alwin Beukers <>,
	Roland Vossen <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,
	Network Development <>,
	"Franky (Zhenhui) Lin" <>
Subject: Re: [0/5] bcma/brcmsmac suspend/resume cleanups and fixes

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Dominique Martinet
<> wrote:
> Right, I missed it. Suspend works as long as I don't use wireless
> before.

Ok. Your suspend hang may be related to the cfg80211_wext hang that is
apparently unrelated to the issues we saw.

> I still get a warning:
> [   30.256946] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [   30.256956] WARNING: at drivers/base/core.c:194 device_release+0x6a/0x73()

Yes. This warning is annoying but harmless. We'll fix it some way
(possibly by just turning it back to a single line, like it used to
be), but for now you can just ignore it.

> brcmsmac seems to have a problem that looks like it's fixed in
> wireless-next, after a suspend if it's been used then all network
> operation hang (i.e. 'ip addr', something like resolving an host doesn't
> work but doesn't hang either, modprobe -r brcmsmac hangs as well)
> Here's the revelent information about this:
> [  361.248353] INFO: task wpa_supplicant:9102 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
> [  361.248362] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
> [  361.248367] wpa_supplicant  D ffff880062d68400     0  9102      1 0x00000000
> [  361.248397] Call Trace:
> [  361.248411]  [<ffffffff81313307>] ? __mutex_lock_common.clone.5+0x114/0x179
> [  361.248432]  [<ffffffffa03bef8a>] ? cfg80211_wext_siwscan+0xbd/0x2dc [cfg80211]
> [  361.248439]  [<ffffffff81313137>] ? mutex_lock+0x12/0x25
> [  361.248458]  [<ffffffffa03f83c1>] ? ieee80211_request_scan+0x20/0x4e [mac80211]

Ok, judging by the call trace this seems to be a generic wireless bug,
likely not a brcmsmac bug.  Presumably people like me (and obviously
wireless developers) avoid this by not using wpa_supplicant o
rsomething. You might want to enable LOCKDEP to verify - if it's a
deadlock (either direct, or ABBA) - lockdep should give you a big
splat immediately rather than having to wait for 2 minutes.

Linwille/David - can you please make sure the fix gets to my tree,
since it's apparently already ok in the development tree?

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