dyn TS: OS#1778 workaround: disable TCH/F on dyn TS for nitb

To avoid two phones picking mismatching TCH pchans, never pick TCH/F on dynamic
TS in osmo-nitb.

Add gsm_network flag dyn_ts_allow_tch_f, set to true by default in

Set this flag to false in osmo-nitb's main().

See http://osmocom.org/issues/1778

Reasoning about ways to solve this:

* a compile time switch doesn't work because libbsc is first compiled and then
  linked to both osmo-nitb and osmo-bsc.

* we could test net->bsc_api == msc_bsc_api(), but I have the so-called MSC
  split waiting on branch sysmocom/cscn, which will result in msc_bsc_api() not
  being linked in the osmo-bsc binary.

* have a function am_i_nitb() with different implementations in osmo-nitb and
  osmo-bsc, but then we'd need to add implementations to all tests and other
  binaries linking lchan_alloc().

* have a flag in struct bsc_api, but so far there are only function pointers

Having a "global" flag in gsm_network allows to add a VTY command in case we
decide to keep this feature (#1781), has no linking implications and is nicely

Tested that osmo-bsc still picks TCH/F on dyn TS indirectly, since I have no
standalone MSC available: when compiling osmo-nitb with the line that sets
dyn_ts_allow_tch_f = false commented out, TCH/F is picked as described in
OS#1778; and by printf-verifying that dyn_ts_allow_tch_f == true in osmo-bsc
main(), only osmo-nitb should have TCH/F disabled.

Related: OS#1778, OS#1781
Change-Id: If7e4797a72815fc6e2bbef27756ea5df69f4bde7
This commit is contained in:
Neels Hofmeyr 2016-07-23 20:15:28 +02:00
parent 2e552ea590
commit f8d60535b1
4 changed files with 21 additions and 1 deletions

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@ -296,6 +296,10 @@ struct gsm_network {
/* control interface */
struct ctrl_handle *ctrl;
/* Allow or disallow TCH/F on dynamic TCH/F_TCH/H_PDCH; OS#1778 */
bool dyn_ts_allow_tch_f;
/* TODO: vty for this; related: OS#1781 */
struct osmo_esme;

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@ -309,8 +309,9 @@ struct gsm_lchan *lchan_alloc(struct gsm_bts *bts, enum gsm_chan_t type,
if (lchan)
/* Try fully dynamic TCH/F_TCH/H_PDCH as TCH/F... */
if (!lchan) {
if (!lchan && bts->network->dyn_ts_allow_tch_f) {
lchan = _lc_dyn_find_bts(bts,

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@ -116,6 +116,8 @@ struct gsm_network *gsm_network_init(uint16_t country_code, uint16_t network_cod
net->ext_max = GSM_MAX_EXTEN;
net->dyn_ts_allow_tch_f = true;
return net;

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@ -299,6 +299,19 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
bsc_api_init(bsc_gsmnet, msc_bsc_api());
* For osmo-nitb, skip TCH/F for now, because otherwise dyn TS
* always imply the possibility to have a mix of TCH/F and
* TCH/H channels; if two phones request a TCH/F and a TCH/H,
* respectively, they cannot call each other. If we deny TCH/F,
* they will both fall back to TCH/H, and dynamic channels are
* usable. See http://osmocom.org/issues/1778.
* A third-party MSC may well be able to handle a TCH/H TCH/F
* mismatch.
bsc_gsmnet->dyn_ts_allow_tch_f = false;
/* start control interface after reading config for
* ctrl_vty_get_bind_addr() */