[Cerowrt-devel] Fwd: [bug #422] ath9k queue hang

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 00:06:28 EDT 2014

regrettably I am too wiped to look this over further right now, but the patchset
seems very promising.

I will review on a fresh brain in the morning. Other eyeballs desired
- this will have to get patched on top of 3.14 and then backported to
the 3.10 backport....

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ath9k-devel] ath9k queue hang
To: Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com>, "ath9k-devel at lists.ath9k.org"
<ath9k-devel at venema.h4ckr.net>

On 04/14/2014 07:16 PM, Dave Taht wrote:
> We have been trying to replicate a bug in seeing wifi connections hanging
> in strange ways after tons of data is transferred... for several months now.
> The symptoms varied, anything from multicast failing to background or best
> effort traffic failing - from local access working with remote access
> not working...
> Last week, we finally got a situation where we had enough debugging on to see
> something that matches the symptoms we saw, in that one of the wifi queues
> would hang and leave the overlying qdisc full of packets that didn't drain.

Sounds familiar...I had a relatively clean patch in the 3.9 days, but had some
issues merging along the way and haven't bothered to rebase it, so patch is
not as clean as it used to be:


I posted the patch to the mailing lists some time back..maybe a year or two ago.

If I recall, we could reproduce our problem fairly reliably by
stepping an attenuator
in 10 db steps while under load.

I'd be curious to know if you try it out and it works for you...


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

Dave Täht

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