Re: [PATCH] rt2x00: BUG: remove double loop on REGISTER_BUSY_COUNT
From: Richard Genoud
Date: Fri Apr 04 2014 - 10:17:38 EST
2014-04-04 16:06 GMT+02:00 Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 11:01:06AM +0200, Jakub KiciÅski wrote:
>> On Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:19:09 +0200, Stanislaw Gruszka wrote:
>> > On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 05:37:01PM +0200, Jakub KiciÅski wrote:
>> > > On Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:12:07 +0200, Richard Genoud wrote:
>> > > > rt2x00usb_register_read_lock() calls rt2x00usb_vendor_req_buff_lock()
>> > > > that calls rt2x00usb_vendor_request() which is already looping up to
>> > > > REGISTER_BUSY_COUNT times.
>> > > >
>> > > > So this loop is not needed.
>> > >
>> > > Not true. rt2x00usb_vendor_request() busy-waits for usb_control_msg()
>> > > to succeed, rt2x00usb_register_read_lock() busy-waits for the register
>> > > field itself to become 0.
>> > Yeah, but still we are looping REGISTER_BUSY_COUNT*REGISTER_BUSY_COUNT
>> > what seems to be far too long.
>> Yes, the busy waiting itself takes roughly 1s (100*100*100us) and then
>> there are transfer times, so it might be too long indeed. Vendor driver
>> waits only 10 * 5ms in RTUSB_VendorRequest() so
> We use "timeout" argument which is set to 500ms , so perhaps that
> could be the reason why Richard sees "infinite" loop i.e.
> 100*100*(500ms + 100us)
That's what I thougth at the begining, so I applied this patch, but it
was still looping on errors -EPROTO.
>> rt2x00usb_vendor_request() seems like a better place to cut down the
>> number of loops.
>> Alternatively we could make rt2x00usb_regbusy_read() check the retval
>> from rt2x00usb_vendor_request() and exit early?
> Make sense, but I think we should review the area and make some more
> changes to fine tune the timeout of USB reg reading functions.
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