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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2] Bluetooth: quirk disabling LE Read Transmit Power
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> On 17-Nov-2021, at 12:55 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 03:28:29AM +0000, Aditya Garg wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On 16-Nov-2021, at 2:56 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis <regressions@leemhuis.info> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 16.11.21 10:02, Orlando Chamberlain wrote:
>>>>> Bluetooth maintainers, what's the status here? The proposed patch is
>>>>> fixing a regression. It's not a recent one (it afaics was introduced in
>>>>> v5.11-rc1). Nevertheless it would be good to get this finally resolved.
>>>>> But this thread seems inactive for more than a week now. Or was progress
>>>>> made, but is only visible somewhere else?
>>>>
>>>> I think the best solution is getting broadcom to update their firmware,
>>>> I've just sent them a message through a form on their website, I couldn't
>>>> seem to get it to tell me "Your message has been sent", so it's possible
>>>> that it didn't submit (more likely I've sent the same message several times).
>>>>
>>>> If I hear back from them I'll send something here.
>>>
>>> Thx for that. But FWIW: from the point of the regression tracker that's
>>> not the best solution, as according to your report this is a regression.
>>> IOW: we deal with something that used to up to a certain kernel version
>>> and was broken by a change to the kernel. That is something frown upon
>>> in Linux kernel development, hence changes introducing regression are
>>> often quickly reverted, if they can't get fixed by follow up change quickly.
>>>
>>> That sentence has two "quickly", as we want to prevent more people
>>> running into the issue, resulting in a loss of trust. But that's what
>>> will happen if we wait for a firmware update to get developed, tested,
>>> published, and rolled out. And even then we can't expect users to have
>>> the latest firmware installed when they switch to a new kernel.
>>>
>>> Hence the best solution *afaics* might be: fix this in the kernel
>>> somehow now with a workaround; once the firmware update is out, change
>>> the kernel again to only apply the workaround if the old firmware is in use.
>> I have an idea. Can we make LE Read Transmit Power as a module parameter and users can turn it off if it is causing trouble. I have a patch for the same but haven't tested it yet.
>
> Module parameters are for the 1990's, please never add new ones as they
> modify code, not data, and you want to do something like this on a
> per-device basis, not on "all devices in the system", right?
Exactly. Since the issue affects only a few Macs and not all devices. In fact I have spotted just 2 Macs yet affected with this issue.
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

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