Anonymous avatar Anonymous committed b1a47aa

mwifiex: fix system hang issue in cmd timeout error case

Reported by Tim Shepard:
I was seeing sporadic failures (wedgeups), and the majority of those
failures I saw printed the printouts in mwifiex_cmd_timeout_func with
cmd = 0xe5 which is CMD_802_11_HS_CFG_ENH. When this happens, two
minutes later I get notified that the rtcwake thread is blocked, like
INFO: task rtcwake:3495 blocked for more than 120 seconds.

To get the hung thread unblocked we wake up the cmd wait queue and
cancel the ioctl.

Cc: "3.4+" <>;
Reported-by: Tim Shepard <>;
Signed-off-by: Bing Zhao <>;
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>;

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 	cmd_node = adapter->curr_cmd;
-	if (cmd_node->wait_q_enabled)
-		adapter->cmd_wait_q.status = -ETIMEDOUT;
 	if (cmd_node) {
 		adapter->dbg.timeout_cmd_id =
 		dev_err(adapter->dev, "ps_mode=%d ps_state=%d\n",
 			adapter->ps_mode, adapter->ps_state);
+		if (cmd_node->wait_q_enabled) {
+			adapter->cmd_wait_q.status = -ETIMEDOUT;
+			wake_up_interruptible(&adapter->cmd_wait_q.wait);
+			mwifiex_cancel_pending_ioctl(adapter);
+			/* reset cmd_sent flag to unblock new commands */
+			adapter->cmd_sent = false;
+		}
 	if (adapter->hw_status == MWIFIEX_HW_STATUS_INITIALIZING)
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