[PATCH 02/12] net: axienet: Handle 0 packet receive gracefully

Shubhrajyoti Datta omaplinuxkernel at gmail.com
Tue May 5 02:58:30 PDT 2015

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Michal Simek <michal.simek at xilinx.com> wrote:
> From: Peter Crosthwaite <peter.crosthwaite at xilinx.com>
> The AXI-DMA rx-delay interrupt can sometimes be triggered
> when there are 0 outstanding packets received. This is due
> to the fact that the receive function will greedily consume
> as many packets as possible on interrupt. So if two packets
> (with a very particular timing) arrive in succession they
> will each cause the rx-delay interrupt, but the first interrupt
> will consume both packets.
> This means the second interrupt is a 0 packet receive.
> This is mostly OK, except that the tail pointer register is
> updated unconditionally on receive. Currently the tail pointer
> is always set to the current bd-ring descriptor under
> the assumption that the hardware has moved onto the next
> descriptor. What this means for length 0 recv is the current
> descriptor that the hardware is potentially yet to use will
> be marked as the tail. This causes the hardware to think
> its run out of descriptors deadlocking the whole rx path.
Should it marked to stable ?

> Fixed by updating the tail pointer to the most recent
> successfully consumed descriptor.
> Reported-by: Wendy Liang <wendy.liang at xilinx.com>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Crosthwaite <peter.crosthwaite at xilinx.com>
> Tested-by: Jason Wu <huanyu at xilinx.com>
> Acked-by: Michal Simek <michal.simek at xilinx.com>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Simek <michal.simek at xilinx.com>
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