[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] ath79: ag71xx: Fix tx queue timeouts during ifup

Petr Štetiar ynezz at true.cz
Wed Jan 2 21:25:11 EST 2019

On ath79 and UBNT Bullet M XW (ar9342) I was experiencing weird issues during
network setup[1] which I was able to reproduce easily with following commands:

 uci set network.lan.ipaddr=''
 uci commit network
 ifup lan

Which resulted after some time in:

 WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:461 dev_watchdog+0x16c/0x280
 NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (ag71xx): transmit queue 0 timed out

Sometimes I wasn't able to use networking anymore, sometimes it was enough to
just ifdown/ifup lan and network was backup. On ar71xx it was all working just

I've found out, that it was happening because ag71xx_poll() wasn't called, thus
the TX queue wasn't emptied. The ag71xx_poll() is being called from napi
hrtimer, which is enabled by napi_schedule() in ar71xx_interrupt(), but since
no interrupts were ever fired again after ag71xx_stop() was called, it was
always leading to tx queue timeouts:

 *** ag71xx_hard_start_xmit()
 eth0: packet injected into TX queue
 eth0: raw intr=00000001 TXPS POLL
 eth0: enable polling mode
 eth0: processing TX ring, flush=no
 eth0: disable polling mode, rx=1, tx=1,limit=32

 ( `ifup lan done here` )

 *** ag71xx_stop()
 *** ag71xx_open()
 *** ag71xx_hw_enable()
 IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
 IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
 *** ag71xx_hard_start_xmit()
 eth0: packet injected into TX queue
 *** ag71xx_hard_start_xmit()
 eth0: packet injected into TX queue
 WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:320 dev_watchdog+0x164/0x274

So I've looked at ag71xx_stop() in ar71xx, added the missing bits to ath79 and
fixed this issue.

1. https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/1635#issuecomment-448638246

Signed-off-by: Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz>
 .../ath79/files/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx/ag71xx_main.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/target/linux/ath79/files/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx/ag71xx_main.c b/target/linux/ath79/files/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx/ag71xx_main.c
index 70ca024..32e1e2a 100644
--- a/target/linux/ath79/files/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx/ag71xx_main.c
+++ b/target/linux/ath79/files/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx/ag71xx_main.c
@@ -805,12 +805,20 @@ err:
 static int ag71xx_stop(struct net_device *dev)
+	unsigned long flags;
 	struct ag71xx *ag = netdev_priv(dev);
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&ag->lock, flags);
+	if (ag->link) {
+		ag->link = 0;
+		ag71xx_link_adjust(ag);
+	}
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ag->lock, flags);
 	return 0;

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