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From 3658c2832e3919b68fdba173f3d30079030542c6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johannes Berg <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:10:49 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] iwlwifi: mvm: disable TX-AMSDU on older NICs

On older NICs, we occasionally see issues with A-MSDU support,
where the commands in the FIFO get confused and then we see an
assert EDC because the next command in the FIFO isn't TX.

We've tried to isolate this issue and understand where it comes
from, but haven't found any errors in building the A-MSDU in

At least for now, disable A-MSDU support on older hardware so
that users can use it again without fearing the assert.

This fixes

Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: Luca Coelho <>
Acked-by: Kalle Valo <>
 drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c | 14 +++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c
index 6a3b11dd2edf..f9df5e3eeee7 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c
@@ -467,7 +467,19 @@ int iwl_mvm_mac_setup_register(struct iwl_mvm *mvm)
 	ieee80211_hw_set(hw, SUPPORTS_VHT_EXT_NSS_BW);
 	ieee80211_hw_set(hw, BUFF_MMPDU_TXQ);
 	ieee80211_hw_set(hw, STA_MMPDU_TXQ);
-	ieee80211_hw_set(hw, TX_AMSDU);
+	/*
+	 * On older devices, enabling TX A-MSDU occasionally leads to
+	 * something getting messed up, the command read from the FIFO
+	 * gets out of sync and isn't a TX command, so that we have an
+	 * assert EDC.
+	 *
+	 * It's not clear where the bug is, but since we didn't used to
+	 * support A-MSDU until moving the mac80211 iTXQs, just leave it
+	 * for older devices. We also don't see this issue on any newer
+	 * devices.
+	 */
+	if (mvm->cfg->device_family >= IWL_DEVICE_FAMILY_9000)
+		ieee80211_hw_set(hw, TX_AMSDU);
 	ieee80211_hw_set(hw, TX_FRAG_LIST);
 	if (iwl_mvm_has_tlc_offload(mvm)) {