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Very Slow upload speed | Ubuntu 16.04 | Dual-boot | Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003e]
April 16, 2018
Edited: May 4, 2019
December 3, 2023
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You appear to be effected by this bug. There are 68 posts of problems and suggestions. The latest one suggests to:
- Disable power saving
- Use latest kernel version - I’m using 4.14.34 and have had no problems on the 4.14 chain which is LTS (Long Term Support) for 6 years.
May 4, 2019 update
Over a year ago, but after the original answer was posted, a bug fix came out. It happened during the kernel
4.16-rc5 release and the source code change comments state:
Achieved throughput for different values of sk_pacing_shift (average
of 5 iterations of 10-sec netperf runs to a host on the other side of
the WiFi hop):
- sk_pacing_shift 10: 43.21 Mbps (pre-patch)
- sk_pacing_shift 9: 78.17 Mbps
- sk_pacing_shift 8: 123.94 Mbps
- sk_pacing_shift 7: 128.31 Mbps
Latency for competing flows increases from ~3 ms to ~10 ms with this
change. This is about the same magnitude of queueing latency induced
by flows that are not originated on the WiFi device itself (and so are
not limited by TSQ).
Signed-off-by: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
Instinctively you think a kernel greater than
4.15 is required to get the bug fix. This is not so as the next section explains.
Kernel 4.16-rc5 through Kernel 5.0 bug fixes are in
I’m still on kernel
4.14.xxx LTS (Long Term Support) which has another 5 years of updates coming for it including the
4.16 patch above and recent kernel
5.0 bug fixes.
To prove the bug fix is there go to where my current kernel
To obtain the source from which they are built fetch the commit below:
- Copy and paste the address into your web browser and press Enter
- Google search comes up
- Click the first link
- A web page appears: https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-kernel-test/ubuntu/+source/linux/+git/mainline-crack/+ref/master
- Scroll to the bottom and select
- The commit we are looking for is 10,000 messages back which is a lot of scrolling and searching.
- To speed the process up type
Adjust TSQ pacing shiftinto the search field.
- An abbreviated result appears so click
Expandand you will see: