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Date:   Fri, 29 May 2020 14:12:56 +0200
From:   Jerome Pouiller <>
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Kalle Valo <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Jérôme Pouiller 
Subject: [PATCH v2] staging: wfx: fix coherency of hif_scan() prototype

From: Jérôme Pouiller <>

The function hif_scan() return the timeout for the completion of the
scan request. It is the only function from hif_tx.c that return another
thing than just an error code. This behavior is not coherent with the
rest of file. Worse, if value returned is positive, the caller can't
make say if it is a timeout or the value returned by the hardware.

Uniformize API with other HIF functions, only return the error code and
pass timeout with parameters.

Signed-off-by: Jérôme Pouiller <>

I have already send this patch some time ago  but it seems it has been
forgotten in the merges. It is a good news because I have found a bug
inside. So this is the v2.

  Fix "if (*timeout)" instead of "if (timeout)" in hif_scan() (that led
  to unexpected scan timeouts)

 drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.c | 6 ++++--
 drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.h | 2 +-
 drivers/staging/wfx/scan.c   | 6 +++---
 3 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.c b/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.c
index 893b67f2f792e..5110f9b93762c 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.c
@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@ int hif_write_mib(struct wfx_dev *wdev, int vif_id, u16 mib_id,
 int hif_scan(struct wfx_vif *wvif, struct cfg80211_scan_request *req,
-	     int chan_start_idx, int chan_num)
+	     int chan_start_idx, int chan_num, int *timeout)
 	int ret, i;
 	struct hif_msg *hif;
@@ -289,11 +289,13 @@ int hif_scan(struct wfx_vif *wvif, struct cfg80211_scan_request *req,
 	tmo_chan_fg = 512 * USEC_PER_TU + body->probe_delay;
 	tmo_chan_fg *= body->num_of_probe_requests;
 	tmo = chan_num * max(tmo_chan_bg, tmo_chan_fg) + 512 * USEC_PER_TU;
+	if (timeout)
+		*timeout = usecs_to_jiffies(tmo);
 	wfx_fill_header(hif, wvif->id, HIF_REQ_ID_START_SCAN, buf_len);
 	ret = wfx_cmd_send(wvif->wdev, hif, NULL, 0, false);
-	return ret ? ret : usecs_to_jiffies(tmo);
+	return ret;
 int hif_stop_scan(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.h b/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.h
index e9eca93301788..e1da28aef706e 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.h
+++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/hif_tx.h
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ int hif_read_mib(struct wfx_dev *wdev, int vif_id, u16 mib_id,
 int hif_write_mib(struct wfx_dev *wdev, int vif_id, u16 mib_id,
 		  void *buf, size_t buf_size);
 int hif_scan(struct wfx_vif *wvif, struct cfg80211_scan_request *req80211,
-	     int chan_start, int chan_num);
+	     int chan_start, int chan_num, int *timeout);
 int hif_stop_scan(struct wfx_vif *wvif);
 int hif_join(struct wfx_vif *wvif, const struct ieee80211_bss_conf *conf,
 	     struct ieee80211_channel *channel, const u8 *ssid, int ssidlen);
diff --git a/drivers/staging/wfx/scan.c b/drivers/staging/wfx/scan.c
index 57ea9997800b5..e9de19784865c 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/wfx/scan.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/wfx/scan.c
@@ -56,10 +56,10 @@ static int send_scan_req(struct wfx_vif *wvif,
 	wvif->scan_abort = false;
-	timeout = hif_scan(wvif, req, start_idx, i - start_idx);
-	if (timeout < 0) {
+	ret = hif_scan(wvif, req, start_idx, i - start_idx, &timeout);
+	if (ret) {
-		return timeout;
+		return -EIO;
 	ret = wait_for_completion_timeout(&wvif->scan_complete, timeout);
 	if (req->channels[start_idx]->max_power != wvif->vif->bss_conf.txpower)

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