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Date:	Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:35:25 +0100
From:	Oleksij Rempel <>
To:	Kalle Valo <>,
CC:,,,,, Yuwei Zheng <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ath9k_htc: add adaptive usb flow control to repair soft
 lockup with monitor mode

It seems to work without noticeable regressions.

Am 03.02.2015 um 12:52 schrieb Kalle Valo:
> writes:
>> From: Yuwei Zheng <>
>> In the environment with heavy wifi traffic, set the ar9271 into monitor mode, will
>> trigger a deadloop panic.
>> The ath9k_hif_usb_rx_cb function excute on  the interrupt context, and ath9k_rx_tasklet excute
>> on the soft irq context. In other words, the ath9k_hif_usb_rx_cb have more chance to excute than
>> ath9k_rx_tasklet.  So in the worst condition,  the rx.rxbuf receive list is always full,
>> and the do {}while(true) loop will not be break. The kernel get a soft lockup panic. 
> The word wrapping is still wrong, please limit the width to 72 chars or
> so. But no need to wrap log snippets, they can exceed the limit.
>> Signed-off-by: Yuwei Zheng <>
>> Signed-off-by: Yuwei Zheng <>
> Why two of these? Please use just one Signed-off-by line. Unless these
> are two different persons with the same name :)


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