Patchwork [71/93] ath9k: Use minstrel rate control by default

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date June 18, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Message ID <1371555821-12820-72-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/252296/
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Luis Henriques - June 18, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
3.5.7.15 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Sujith Manoharan <c_manoha@qca.qualcomm.com>

commit 5efac94999ff218e0101f67a059e44abb4b0b523 upstream.

The ath9k rate control algorithm has various architectural
issues that make it a poor fit in scenarios like congested
environments etc.

An example: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=927191

Change the default to minstrel which is more robust in such cases.
The ath9k RC code is left in the driver for now, maybe it can
be removed altogether later on.

Cc: Jouni Malinen <jouni@qca.qualcomm.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Sujith Manoharan <c_manoha@qca.qualcomm.com>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
[ luis: backport to 3.5: adjust context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
---
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig  | 10 +++++++---
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Makefile |  2 +-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c   |  4 ----
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/rc.h     |  2 +-
 4 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
index e507e78..3b8c930 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
@@ -89,13 +89,17 @@  config ATH9K_MAC_DEBUG
 	  This option enables collection of statistics for Rx/Tx status
 	  data and some other MAC related statistics
 
-config ATH9K_RATE_CONTROL
+config ATH9K_LEGACY_RATE_CONTROL
 	bool "Atheros ath9k rate control"
 	depends on ATH9K
-	default y
+	default n
 	---help---
 	  Say Y, if you want to use the ath9k specific rate control
-	  module instead of minstrel_ht.
+	  module instead of minstrel_ht. Be warned that there are various
+	  issues with the ath9k RC and minstrel is a more robust algorithm.
+	  Note that even if this option is selected, "ath9k_rate_control"
+	  has to be passed to mac80211 using the module parameter,
+	  ieee80211_default_rc_algo.
 
 config ATH9K_HTC
        tristate "Atheros HTC based wireless cards support"
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Makefile b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Makefile
index 3f0b8472..04b51c5 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Makefile
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Makefile
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@  ath9k-y +=	beacon.o \
 		xmit.o
 
 ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_BTCOEX_SUPPORT) += mci.o
-ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_RATE_CONTROL) += rc.o
+ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_LEGACY_RATE_CONTROL) += rc.o
 ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_PCI) += pci.o
 ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_AHB) += ahb.o
 ath9k-$(CONFIG_ATH9K_DEBUGFS) += debug.o
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
index 377846b..9aa005e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/init.c
@@ -720,10 +720,6 @@  void ath9k_set_hw_capab(struct ath_softc *sc, struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
 	sc->ant_rx = hw->wiphy->available_antennas_rx;
 	sc->ant_tx = hw->wiphy->available_antennas_tx;
 
-#ifdef CONFIG_ATH9K_RATE_CONTROL
-	hw->rate_control_algorithm = "ath9k_rate_control";
-#endif
-
 	if (sc->sc_ah->caps.hw_caps & ATH9K_HW_CAP_2GHZ)
 		hw->wiphy->bands[IEEE80211_BAND_2GHZ] =
 			&sc->sbands[IEEE80211_BAND_2GHZ];
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/rc.h b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/rc.h
index 75f8e9b..12cf122 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/rc.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/rc.h
@@ -219,7 +219,7 @@  struct ath_rate_priv {
 	struct ath_rc_stats rcstats[RATE_TABLE_SIZE];
 };
 
-#ifdef CONFIG_ATH9K_RATE_CONTROL
+#ifdef CONFIG_ATH9K_LEGACY_RATE_CONTROL
 int ath_rate_control_register(void);
 void ath_rate_control_unregister(void);
 #else