[Make-wifi-fast] [RFC/RFT 5/5] ath9k: Count RX airtime in airtime deficit

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at tieto.com
Fri Jun 10 04:40:49 EDT 2016

On 7 June 2016 at 13:12, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at toke.dk> wrote:
> Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at toke.dk> writes:
>>> [snip]
>>> I also found one of my notes in my version of this - how can we
>>> estimate the duration of an A-MPDU, when we only get hardware
>>> de-encapsulated frames?
>> Well in my case I'm sidestepping this by getting the TX duration from
>> a register in the hardware. There seems to be registers containing the
>> duration spent on each step in the retry chain; I simply sum these.
> Ah, but you're still talking RX? Hmm, I'm using ath_pkt_duration() to
> compute the RX time, which does take into account MIMO (I think) but
> expects the size to include padding. Which is probably not included in
> the rs_datalen field of struct ath_rx_status that I'm using.
> So yeah, how to account for that?
> I initially thought that using the timestamp put into the frame by the
> hardware could be a way to get timing. But there's only a timestamp of
> the first symbol in rs_tstamp, and getting a time to compare it with is
> difficult; by the time the frame is handled in the rx tasklet, way too
> much time has been spent on interrupt handling etc for the current time
> to be worth comparing with.

I think rs_tstamp in rx-status is different for first MPDU and last
MPDU in an A-MPDU meaning you should be able to compute the entire
duration (if you track it, and this should be fairly straightforward
as you can't really rx interleaved MPDUs from different
A-MPDUs/stations). I'm not sure if the last MPDU defines the tstamp of
first symbol or last one.


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