[PATCH v3 0/8] arm64: rockchip: Initial GeekBox enablement

Giuseppe CAVALLARO peppe.cavallaro at st.com
Wed Mar 9 06:31:36 PST 2016

Hi Tomeu

On 3/9/2016 11:53 AM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> On 9 March 2016 at 11:27, Giuseppe CAVALLARO <peppe.cavallaro at st.com> wrote:
>> Hello Tomeu, Andreas,
>> On 3/9/2016 10:52 AM, Giuseppe CAVALLARO wrote:
>>>> * today's linux-next: probe failed
>>>> * today's linux-next + revert of 88f8b1bb41c6 stmmac: Fix 'eth0: No
>>>> PHY found' regression: probe succeeded but no network at all
>>>> * today's linux-next + revert of 88f8b1bb41c6 (stmmac: Fix 'eth0: No
>>>> PHY found' regression) + revert of 0e80bdc9a72d (stmmac: first frame
>>>> prep at the end of xmit routine): probe succeeded, dhcp succeeds and
>>>> nfsroot works for a few seconds before timing out
>>> ok, I was looking at this problem now that seems to related
>>> the "stmmac: first frame prep at the end of xmit routine"
>>> that, at first glance, is breaking the gmac 3.50 with normal descriptor.
>> I have no Hw where to test this use case. So, I wonder if may I ask you to
>> test some patch.
>> This first patch adds a missing barrier to the normal routine that inits the
>> descriptor. Barrier was needed to well manage the OWN
>> descriptor and it was not added in case of normal desc case after
>> the xmit rework.
>> Then I will check the algo behind the new xmit and in case of problems,
>> if you agree, we will decide to revert it because it aimed to add an
>> optimization.
>> Let me know if you agree.
> I'm not sure what you would like to be tested, but just in case, I
> have just tried your patch on top of these commits and the result is
> the "transmit queue 0 timed out" error during boot:
> 6542b30d0a67 Revert "stmmac: first frame prep at the end of xmit routine"
> eb5274cbc0f7 Revert "stmmac: do not poll phy handler when attach a switch"
> e88e625a68d9 Revert "stmmac: fix phy init when attached to a phy"
> ef5dd3777876 stmmac: fix MDIO settings
> 77634ba1f25c Revert "stmmac: Fix 'eth0: No PHY found' regression"
> 7811b4ffc312 Add linux-next specific files for 20160309

I missed that the issue is not only related the
   "stmmac: first frame prep at the end of xmit routine"
I have to try to test on 3.50 with normal descriptor.
When using enhanced descriptors all works fine on my

I keep you informed.


> Regards,
> Tomeu
>> Regards
>> Peppe

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