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Date:   Tue, 10 Mar 2020 11:38:27 -0700
From:   Manish Mandlik <>
Cc:     Alain Michaud <>,,
        Miao-chen Chou <>,
        Joseph Hwang <>,
        Yoni Shavit <>,
        Manish Mandlik <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Johan Hedberg <>,,,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: [PATCH] Bluetooth: clean up connection in hci_cs_disconnect

From: Joseph Hwang <>

In bluetooth core specification 4.2,
Vol 2, Part E, 7.8.9 LE Set Advertise Enable Command, it says

    The Controller shall continue advertising until ...
    or until a connection is created or ...
    In these cases, advertising is then disabled.

Hence, advertising would be disabled before a connection is
established. In current kernel implementation, advertising would
be re-enabled when all connections are terminated.

The correct disconnection flow looks like

  < HCI Command: Disconnect

  > HCI Event: Command Status
      Status: Success

  > HCI Event: Disconnect Complete
      Status: Success

Specifically, the last Disconnect Complete Event would trigger a
callback function hci_event.c:hci_disconn_complete_evt() to
cleanup the connection and re-enable advertising when proper.

However, sometimes, there might occur an exception in the controller
when disconnection is being executed. The disconnection flow might
then look like

  < HCI Command: Disconnect

  > HCI Event: Command Status
      Status: Unknown Connection Identifier

  Note that "> HCI Event: Disconnect Complete" is missing when such an
exception occurs. This would result in advertising staying disabled
forever since the connection in question is not cleaned up correctly.

To fix the controller exception issue, we need to do some connection
cleanup when the disconnect command status indicates an error.

Signed-off-by: Joseph Hwang <>
Signed-off-by: Manish Mandlik <>

 net/bluetooth/hci_event.c | 14 +++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
index a40ed31f6eb8f..7f7e5ba3974a8 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
@@ -2191,6 +2191,7 @@ static void hci_cs_disconnect(struct hci_dev *hdev, u8 status)
 	struct hci_cp_disconnect *cp;
 	struct hci_conn *conn;
+	u8 type;
 	if (!status)
@@ -2202,10 +2203,21 @@ static void hci_cs_disconnect(struct hci_dev *hdev, u8 status)
 	conn = hci_conn_hash_lookup_handle(hdev, __le16_to_cpu(cp->handle));
-	if (conn)
+	if (conn) {
 		mgmt_disconnect_failed(hdev, &conn->dst, conn->type,
 				       conn->dst_type, status);
+		/* If the disconnection failed for any reason, the upper layer
+		 * does not retry to disconnect in current implementation.
+		 * Hence, we need to do some basic cleanup here and re-enable
+		 * advertising if necessary.
+		 */
+		type = conn->type;
+		hci_conn_del(conn);
+		if (type == LE_LINK)
+			hci_req_reenable_advertising(hdev);
+	}

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