I am working on a low power sensor logging project using the nRF7002dk. So far, I have updated the main loop in the wifi/sta sample and in place of the:
I have added:
status = net_mgmt(NET_REQUEST_WIFI_DISCONNECT, iface, NULL, 0);
status = net_if_down(iface);
k_sleep(K_SECONDS(2)); // will be longer in production, shortened for testing
status = net_if_up(iface);
k_sleep(K_SECONDS(2)); // allow the interface time to come up
I also have code verifying the statuses are returned as 0, but haven't posted that here to simplify my post.
I find that after a few connections, there is a kernel panic when trying to bring the interface back up.
[00:04:56.560,913] <inf> sta: State: SCANNING
[00:04:56.861,053] <inf> sta: ==================
[00:04:56.861,083] <inf> sta: State: SCANNING
[00:04:57.150,177] <err> os: ***** BUS FAULT *****
[00:04:57.150,177] <err> os: Precise data bus error
[00:04:57.150,207] <err> os: BFAR Address: 0x40000b08
[00:04:57.150,207] <err> os: r0/a1: 0x20000200 r1/a2: 0x20000580 r2/a3: 0x20000289
[00:04:57.150,207] <err> os: r3/a4: 0x20000588 r12/ip: 0x2003cca0 r14/lr: 0x200006a8
[00:04:57.150,238] <err> os: xpsr: 0x01000000
[00:04:57.150,238] <err> os: Faulting instruction address (r15/pc): 0x0003e97a
[00:04:57.150,268] <err> os: >>> ZEPHYR FATAL ERROR 25: Unknown error on CPU 0
[00:04:57.150,299] <err> os: Current thread: 0x20003470 (unknown)
The kernel panics stop if I add a 1 second delay between the net_mgmt and net_if_up calls.
It appears that I can not shut down the interface immediately after disconnecting or something is not cleaned up that causes issues when bringing the interface back up. Obviously in production code, I would like to replace the delay with a check to ensure the disconnect has completed in case it takes longer than 1 second. How can I determine when it is safe to shut down the interface?