[PATCH 4.4 27/50] iwlwifi: mvm: inc pending frames counter also when txing non-sta

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 14 2016 - 14:17:37 EST

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


From: Liad Kaufman <liad.kaufman@xxxxxxxxx>

commit fb896c44f88a75843a072cd6961b1615732f7811 upstream.

Until this patch, when TXing non-sta the pending_frames counter
wasn't increased, but it WAS decreased in
iwl_mvm_rx_tx_cmd_single(), what makes it negative in certain
conditions. This in turn caused much trouble when we need to
remove the station since we won't be waiting forever until
pending_frames gets 0. In certain cases, we were exhausting
the station table even in BSS mode, because we had a lot of
stale stations.

Increase the counter also in iwl_mvm_tx_skb_non_sta() after a
successful TX to avoid this outcome.

Signed-off-by: Liad Kaufman <liad.kaufman@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Grumbach <emmanuel.grumbach@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/mvm/tx.c | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/mvm/tx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/mvm/tx.c
@@ -421,6 +421,15 @@ int iwl_mvm_tx_skb_non_sta(struct iwl_mv
return -1;

+ /*
+ * Increase the pending frames counter, so that later when a reply comes
+ * in and the counter is decreased - we don't start getting negative
+ * values.
+ * Note that we don't need to make sure it isn't agg'd, since we're
+ * TXing non-sta
+ */
+ atomic_inc(&mvm->pending_frames[sta_id]);
return 0;