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We want to implement a TDMA based schedule for which we need precise timers.
The one shot timer used for sending the first beacon seems a good choice
because of its 125microsecond granularity and good precision. When we set
the timer for the first time, everything works fine. When we get an
interrupt, we immediately set it again to interrupt at some time in the
future. This second interrupt does not occur correctly--it occurs almost
immediately after setting the timer and then when set again, it occurs at
the right time.
We are using the following code in the ath_intr function:
ath_intr(int irq, void *dev_id)
ath_hal_getisr(ah, &status); /* NB: clears ISR too */
if (status & HAL_INT_SWBA)
log(0, (char *)__func__, 1, ath_hal_gettsf64(ah), "Interrupt!");
OS_REG_WRITE(ah, 0x8030, 1000000>>7); //AR_TIMER2 Timer set to
fire after 1 second
OS_REG_WRITE(ah, 0x8020, HAL_BEACON_RESET_TSF | HAL_BEACON_ENA);
OS_REG_WRITE(ah, 0x8020, 10000 | HAL_BEACON_ENA |
HAL_BEACON_RESET_TSF); //Set to fire every 10 sec. This should never fire
since the one-shot timer will fire earlier and reset the clock to 0.
The first interrupt is caused by a software timer that executes similar
code. Here is the output:
 0,ath_intr,1,102421,Interrupt! <-- Set by a s/w timer to fire at
102.4ms (this works ok)
 0,ath_intr,1,999957,Interrupt! <-- First time interrupt is at
 0,ath_intr,1,22,Interrupt! <-- This interrupt occurs
 0,ath_intr,1,999957,Interrupt! <-- Again at the right time ...
... [and so on]
Has anyone seen similar behaviour? Do we have a workaround for this?
Thanks and Regards,