[PATCH v2 0/3] wifi: ath11k: hibernation support

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Currently in ath11k we keep the firmware running on the WLAN device when the
network interface (wlan0) is down. The problem is that this will break
hibernation, obviously the firmware can't be running after the whole system is
powered off. To power down the ath11k firmware for suspend/hibernation some
changes both in MHI subsystem and ath11k are needed.

This patchset fixes a longstanding bug report about broken hibernation support:


There already is an RFC version which has been tested by multiple users with
positive results:


Basically the RFC version adds two APIs to MHI stack: with the first one ath11k
is able to keep MHI devices when going to suspend/hibernation, getting us rid of
the probe deferral issue when resume back. while with the second one ath11k could
manually prepare/unprepare MHI channels by itself, which is needed because QRTR
doesn't probe those channels automatically in this case.

Mani, the MHI maintainer, firstly doesn't like that version and insists that an
MHI device should be destroyed when suspend/hibernation, according to his
understanding on device driver model. See


After a long discussion Mani thought we might need a new PM callback with which
ath11k is able to wait until kernel unblocks device probe and thus MHI channels
get probed. So we came to the kernel PM list and there Mani realized that his
understanding is not correct so he finally agrees to keep MHI device during
suspend/hibernation. See


Mani also pointed out that an MHI controller driver (ath11k here) should not touch
MHI channels directly because those channels are managed by the corresponding MHI
client driver (QRTR here). To address this, we come up with this version.

Compared with that RFC version, this version adds PM callbacks in QRTR module:
suspend callback unprepares MHI channels during suspend and resume callback
prepares those channels during resume. In this way ath11k doesn't need to do
unprepare/prepare work by itself so those two APIs added in RFC version are
removed now.

The power down/up procedure requires a specific sequence in which PM callbacks
of wiphy, ath11k and QRTR are called, this is achieved by exploiting the
child-father relationship between their device struct, and also the PM framework
which separates whole suspend/resume process into several stages. Details in
patch [3/3].

 - add comment on why destroying the device is optional in
 - rename mhi_power_down_no_destroy() as mhi_power_down_keep_dev().
 - refine API description of mhi_power_down() and
 - add/remove __maybe_unused to QRTR PM callbacks.
 - remove '#ifdef CONFIG_PM'.
 - refine commit log of patch 1/3 and 2/3.

Baochen Qiang (3):
  bus: mhi: host: add mhi_power_down_keep_dev()
  net: qrtr: support suspend/hibernation
  wifi: ath11k: support hibernation

 drivers/bus/mhi/host/internal.h        |   4 +-
 drivers/bus/mhi/host/pm.c              |  41 ++++++++--
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/ahb.c  |   6 +-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/core.c | 105 +++++++++++++++++--------
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/core.h |   6 +-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/hif.h  |  14 +++-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mhi.c  |  12 ++-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mhi.h  |   5 +-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/pci.c  |  44 +++++++++--
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c  |   2 +-
 include/linux/mhi.h                    |  18 ++++-
 net/qrtr/mhi.c                         |  27 +++++++
 12 files changed, 224 insertions(+), 60 deletions(-)

base-commit: c39a5cfa0448f3afbee78373f16d87815a674f11

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