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From: Stanislaw Gruszka <>
To: Wey-Yi Guy <>,
	Reinette Chatre <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>
Subject: [RFC] iwlwifi: fix scan abort
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 15:45:09 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

We can not call cancel_delayed_work_sync(&priv->scan_check) with 
priv->mutex locked because workqueue function iwl_bg_scan_check()
take that lock internally.

We do not need to synchronize when canceling priv->scan_check work. 
We can avoid races (sending double abort command or send no
command at all) using STATUS_SCAN_ABORT bit. Moreover
current iwl_bg_scan_check() code seems to be broken, as
we should not send abort commands when currently aborting.

I did not test patch yet, just want to know if it is theoretically
correct. Except obvious circular priv->mutex locking fix, maybe it
can help with warning in ieee80211_scan_completed, which is still
reported by the users from time to time.

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-scan.c b/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-scan.c
index 2a7c399..b0c6b04 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-scan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-scan.c
@@ -429,11 +429,10 @@ void iwl_bg_scan_check(struct work_struct *data)
-	if (test_bit(STATUS_SCANNING, &priv->status) ||
-	    test_bit(STATUS_SCAN_ABORTING, &priv->status)) {
-		IWL_DEBUG_SCAN(priv, "Scan completion watchdog resetting "
-			"adapter (%dms)\n",
-			jiffies_to_msecs(IWL_SCAN_CHECK_WATCHDOG));
+	if (test_bit(STATUS_SCANNING, &priv->status) &&
+	    !test_bit(STATUS_SCAN_ABORTING, &priv->status)) {
+		IWL_DEBUG_SCAN(priv, "Scan completion watchdog (%dms)\n",
+			       jiffies_to_msecs(IWL_SCAN_CHECK_WATCHDOG));
 		if (!test_bit(STATUS_EXIT_PENDING, &priv->status))
@@ -498,12 +497,11 @@ void iwl_bg_abort_scan(struct work_struct *work)
 	    !test_bit(STATUS_GEO_CONFIGURED, &priv->status))
-	mutex_lock(&priv->mutex);
-	cancel_delayed_work_sync(&priv->scan_check);
-	set_bit(STATUS_SCAN_ABORTING, &priv->status);
-	iwl_send_scan_abort(priv);
+	cancel_delayed_work(&priv->scan_check);
+	mutex_lock(&priv->mutex);
+	if (test_bit(STATUS_SCAN_ABORTING, &priv->status))
+		iwl_send_scan_abort(priv);

             reply	other threads:[~2010-07-28 13:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-07-28 13:45 Stanislaw Gruszka [this message]
2010-07-28 14:34 ` [RFC] iwlwifi: fix scan abort Guy, Wey-Yi

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