[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 02/99] ath10k: fix firmware assert in monitor mode

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Jul 7 18:37:01 UTC 2016

3.19.8-ckt23 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Rajkumar Manoharan <rmanohar at qti.qualcomm.com>

commit 8a75fc54745fd3ce9062ab1cc6429a9da9ac2a68 upstream.

commit 166de3f1895d ("ath10k: remove supported chain mask") had revealed
an issue on monitor mode. Configuring NSS upon monitor interface
creation is causing target assert in all qca9888x and qca6174 firmware.
Firmware assert issue can be reproduced by below sequence even after
reverting commit 166de3f1895d ("ath10k: remove supported chain mask").

ip link set wlan0 down
iw wlan0 set type monitor
iw phy0 set antenna 7
ip link set wlan0 up

This issue is originally reported on qca9888 with 10.1 firmware.

Fixes: 5572a95b4b ("ath10k: apply chainmask settings to vdev on creation")
Reported-by: Janusz Dziedzic <janusz.dziedzic at tieto.com>
Signed-off-by: Rajkumar Manoharan <rmanohar at qti.qualcomm.com>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
index bbee156..4505cf7 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
@@ -2986,7 +2986,10 @@ static int ath10k_add_interface(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
 		goto err_vdev_delete;
-	if (ar->cfg_tx_chainmask) {
+	/* Configuring number of spatial stream for monitor interface is causing
+	 * target assert in qca9888 and qca6174.
+	 */
+	if (ar->cfg_tx_chainmask && (vif->type != NL80211_IFTYPE_MONITOR)) {
 		u16 nss = get_nss_from_chainmask(ar->cfg_tx_chainmask);
 		vdev_param = ar->wmi.vdev_param->nss;

More information about the kernel-team mailing list