[v2,3/3] ath9k: add noise floor override option
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Message ID 20170323133048.30062-4-sw@simonwunderlich.de
State Accepted
Commit b90189759a7ff92aa47e8878f6b5a9f868e19895
Delegated to: Kalle Valo
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Commit Message

Simon Wunderlich March 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m. UTC
Introduce a debugfs option to manually override the noise floor,
ignoring the automatically tuned noise floor of the driver/hw.

In my tests with a AR9580 based module and a tx99 5 MHz interferer,
I could tune the noisefloor to -95 dBm or above to allow communication
again. The automatic noise floor calibration sometimes could adapt to
the situation as well, but not reliably and permanently.

I would consider this "feature" experimental and interesting for people
debugging the noise floor calibration or other effects of the hardware.

Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw@simonwunderlich.de>
Signed-off-by: Mathias Kretschmer <mathias.kretschmer@fit.fraunhofer.de>
---
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/calib.c |  5 ++-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h    |  1 +
 3 files changed, 67 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Kalle Valo April 19, 2017, 2:08 p.m. UTC | #1
Simon Wunderlich <sw@simonwunderlich.de> wrote:
> Introduce a debugfs option to manually override the noise floor,
> ignoring the automatically tuned noise floor of the driver/hw.
> 
> In my tests with a AR9580 based module and a tx99 5 MHz interferer,
> I could tune the noisefloor to -95 dBm or above to allow communication
> again. The automatic noise floor calibration sometimes could adapt to
> the situation as well, but not reliably and permanently.
> 
> I would consider this "feature" experimental and interesting for people
> debugging the noise floor calibration or other effects of the hardware.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw@simonwunderlich.de>
> Signed-off-by: Mathias Kretschmer <mathias.kretschmer@fit.fraunhofer.de>

Patch applied to ath-next branch of ath.git, thanks.

b90189759a7f ath9k: add noise floor override option

Patch
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diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/calib.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/calib.c
index 0f71146b781d..13ab6bc46775 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/calib.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/calib.c
@@ -254,7 +254,9 @@  int ath9k_hw_loadnf(struct ath_hw *ah, struct ath9k_channel *chan)
 			if ((i >= AR5416_MAX_CHAINS) && !IS_CHAN_HT40(chan))
 				continue;
 
-			if (h)
+			if (ah->nf_override)
+				nfval = ah->nf_override;
+			else if (h)
 				nfval = h[i].privNF;
 			else
 				nfval = default_nf;
@@ -348,6 +350,7 @@  int ath9k_hw_loadnf(struct ath_hw *ah, struct ath9k_channel *chan)
 
 	return 0;
 }
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(ath9k_hw_loadnf);
 
 
 static void ath9k_hw_nf_sanitize(struct ath_hw *ah, s16 *nf)
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c
index 43930c336987..2e64977a8ab6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/debug.c
@@ -1191,6 +1191,65 @@  static const struct file_operations fops_tpc = {
 	.llseek = default_llseek,
 };
 
+static ssize_t read_file_nf_override(struct file *file,
+				     char __user *user_buf,
+				     size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
+{
+	struct ath_softc *sc = file->private_data;
+	struct ath_hw *ah = sc->sc_ah;
+	char buf[32];
+	unsigned int len;
+
+	if (ah->nf_override == 0)
+		len = sprintf(buf, "off\n");
+	else
+		len = sprintf(buf, "%d\n", ah->nf_override);
+
+	return simple_read_from_buffer(user_buf, count, ppos, buf, len);
+}
+
+static ssize_t write_file_nf_override(struct file *file,
+				      const char __user *user_buf,
+				      size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
+{
+	struct ath_softc *sc = file->private_data;
+	struct ath_hw *ah = sc->sc_ah;
+	long val;
+	char buf[32];
+	ssize_t len;
+
+	len = min(count, sizeof(buf) - 1);
+	if (copy_from_user(buf, user_buf, len))
+		return -EFAULT;
+
+	buf[len] = '\0';
+	if (strncmp("off", buf, 3) == 0)
+		val = 0;
+	else if (kstrtol(buf, 0, &val))
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	if (val > 0)
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	if (val < -120)
+		return -EINVAL;
+
+	ah->nf_override = val;
+
+	if (ah->curchan)
+		ath9k_hw_loadnf(ah, ah->curchan);
+
+	return count;
+}
+
+static const struct file_operations fops_nf_override = {
+	.read = read_file_nf_override,
+	.write = write_file_nf_override,
+	.open = simple_open,
+	.owner = THIS_MODULE,
+	.llseek = default_llseek,
+};
+
 /* Ethtool support for get-stats */
 
 #define AMKSTR(nm) #nm "_BE", #nm "_BK", #nm "_VI", #nm "_VO"
@@ -1402,5 +1461,8 @@  int ath9k_init_debug(struct ath_hw *ah)
 	debugfs_create_u16("airtime_flags", S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
 			   sc->debug.debugfs_phy, &sc->airtime_flags);
 
+	debugfs_create_file("nf_override", S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+			    sc->debug.debugfs_phy, sc, &fops_nf_override);
+
 	return 0;
 }
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h
index 2166f644599d..f06e02d1c342 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/hw.h
@@ -807,6 +807,7 @@  struct ath_hw {
 	u32 rfkill_gpio;
 	u32 rfkill_polarity;
 	u32 ah_flags;
+	s16 nf_override;
 
 	bool reset_power_on;
 	bool htc_reset_init;