[PATCH v8 0/3] AX88796C SPI Ethernet Adapter

Łukasz Stelmach l.stelmach at samsung.com
Wed Dec 2 16:47:06 EST 2020

This is a driver for AX88796C Ethernet Adapter connected in SPI mode as
found on ARTIK5 evaluation board. The driver has been ported from a
v3.10.9 vendor kernel for ARTIK5 board.

Changes in v8:
  - fixed the entry in MAINTAINERS
  - removed unnecessary netif_err()
  - changed netif_rx() to netif_rx_ni() for code running in a process
  - added explicit type casting for ~BIT()

Changes in v7:
  - removed duplicate code
  - moved a constant buffer definition away from a header file

Changes in v6:
  - fixed typos in Kconfig
  - checked argument value in ax88796c_set_tunable
  - updated tags in commit messages

Changes in v5:
  - coding style (local variable declarations)
  - added spi0 node in the DT binding example and removed
  - removed comp module parameter
  - added CONFIG_SPI_AX88796C_COMPRESSION option to set the initial
    state of SPI compression
  - introduced new ethtool tunable "spi-compression" to controll SPI
    transfer compression
  - removed unused fields in struct ax88796c_device
  - switched from using buffers allocated on stack for SPI transfers
    to DMA safe ones embedded in struct ax_spi and allocated with

Changes in v4:
  - fixed compilation problems in asix,ax88796c.yaml and in
  ax88796c_main.c introduced in v3

Changes in v3:
  - modify vendor-prefixes.yaml in a separate patch
  - fix several problems in the dt binding
    - removed unnecessary descriptions and properties
    - changed the order of entries
    - fixed problems with missing defines in the example
  - change (1 << N) to BIT(N), left a few (0 << N)
  - replace ax88796c_get_link(), ax88796c_get_link_ksettings(),
    ax88796c_set_link_ksettings(), ax88796c_nway_reset(),
    ax88796c_set_mac_address() with appropriate kernel functions.
  - disable PHY auto-polling in MAC and use PHYLIB to track the state
    of PHY and configure MAC
  - propagate return values instead of returning constants in several
  - add WARN_ON() for unlocked mutex
  - remove local work queue and use the system_wq
  - replace phy_connect_direct() with phy_connect() and move
    devm_register_netdev() to the end of ax88796c_probe()
    (Unlike phy_connect_direct() phy_connect() does not crash if the
    network device isn't registered yet.)
  - remove error messages on ENOMEM
  - move free_irq() to the end of ax88796c_close() to avoid race
  - implement flow-control

Changes in v2:
  - use phylib
  - added DT bindings
  - moved #includes to *.c files
  - used mutex instead of a semaphore for locking
  - renamed some constants
  - added error propagation for several functions
  - used ethtool for dumping registers
  - added control over checksum offloading
  - remove vendor specific PM
  - removed macaddr module parameter and added support for reading a MAC
    address from platform data (e.g. DT)
  - removed dependency on SPI from NET_VENDOR_ASIX
  - added an entry in the MAINTAINERS file
  - simplified logging with appropriate netif_* and netdev_* helpers
  - lots of style fixes

Łukasz Stelmach (3):
  dt-bindings: vendor-prefixes: Add asix prefix
  dt-bindings: net: Add bindings for AX88796C SPI Ethernet Adapter
  net: ax88796c: ASIX AX88796C SPI Ethernet Adapter Driver

 .../bindings/net/asix,ax88796c.yaml           |   73 ++
 .../devicetree/bindings/vendor-prefixes.yaml  |    2 +
 MAINTAINERS                                   |    6 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/Kconfig                  |    1 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/Makefile                 |    1 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/Kconfig             |   35 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/Makefile            |    6 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_ioctl.c    |  221 ++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_ioctl.h    |   26 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_main.c     | 1127 +++++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_main.h     |  561 ++++++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_spi.c      |  112 ++
 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_spi.h      |   69 +
 include/uapi/linux/ethtool.h                  |    1 +
 net/ethtool/common.c                          |    1 +
 15 files changed, 2242 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/asix,ax88796c.yaml
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/Kconfig
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/Makefile
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_ioctl.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_ioctl.h
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_main.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_main.h
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_spi.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/asix/ax88796c_spi.h


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