[PATCH net-next v2 0/6] bcm63xx_enet: major makeover of driver

Sieng Piaw Liew liew.s.piaw at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 09:24:15 EST 2020

This patch series aim to improve the bcm63xx_enet driver by integrating the
latest networking features, i.e. batched rx processing, BQL, build_skb, etc.

The newer enetsw SoCs are found to be able to do unaligned rx DMA by adding
NET_IP_ALIGN padding which, combined with these patches, improved packet
processing performance by ~50% on BCM6328.

Older non-enetsw SoCs still benefit mainly from rx batching. Performance
improvement of ~30% is observed on BCM6333.

The BCM63xx SoCs are designed for routers. As such, having BQL is beneficial
as well as trivial to add.

* Add xmit_more support and rx loop improvisation patches.
* Moved BQL netdev_reset_queue() to bcm_enet_stop()/bcm_enetsw_stop()
  functions as suggested by Florian Fainelli.
* Improved commit messages.

Sieng Piaw Liew (6):
  bcm63xx_enet: batch process rx path
  bcm63xx_enet: add BQL support
  bcm63xx_enet: add xmit_more support
  bcm63xx_enet: alloc rx skb with NET_IP_ALIGN
  bcm63xx_enet: convert to build_skb
  bcm63xx_enet: improve rx loop

 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bcm63xx_enet.c | 184 ++++++++++---------
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bcm63xx_enet.h |  14 +-
 2 files changed, 103 insertions(+), 95 deletions(-)


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