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Date:	Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:25:40 -0800
From:	Dave Taht <dave.taht@...il.com>
To:	Beniamino Galvani <b.galvani@...il.com>
Cc:	Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: stmmac: add BQL support

On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 6:57 AM, Beniamino Galvani <b.galvani@...il.com> wrote:
> Add support for Byte Queue Limits to the STMicro MAC driver.

Thank you!

> Tested on a Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 board, where the use of BQL
> slightly decreases the ping latency from ~10ms to ~3ms when the
> 100Mbps link is saturated by TCP streams. No difference is
> observed at 1Gbps.

I see the plural. With TSQ in place it is hard (without something like
the rrul test driving multiple streams) to drive a driver to
saturation with small numbers of flows. This was with pfifo_fast, not
sch_fq, at 100mbit?

Can this board actually drive a full gigabit in the first place? Until
now most of the low end arm boards I have seen only came with
a 100mbit mac, and the gig ones lacking offloads seemed to peak
out at about 600mbit.

Under my christmas tree landed a quad core A5 (odroid-c1), also an
xgene and zedboard - both of the latter are a-needing BQL,
and I haven't booted the udroid yet. Hopefully it is the
same driver you just improved.

(https://plus.google.com/u/0/107942175615993706558/posts/f1D43umhm7E )

> Signed-off-by: Beniamino Galvani <b.galvani@...il.com>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c | 9 +++++++++
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> index 118a427..c5af3d8 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> @@ -1097,6 +1097,7 @@ static int init_dma_desc_rings(struct net_device *dev, gfp_t flags)
>
>         priv->dirty_tx = 0;
>         priv->cur_tx = 0;
> +       netdev_reset_queue(priv->dev);
>
>         stmmac_clear_descriptors(priv);
>
> @@ -1300,6 +1301,7 @@ static void stmmac_dma_operation_mode(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
>  static void stmmac_tx_clean(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
>  {
>         unsigned int txsize = priv->dma_tx_size;
> +       unsigned int bytes_compl = 0, pkts_compl = 0;
>
>         spin_lock(&priv->tx_lock);
>
> @@ -1356,6 +1358,8 @@ static void stmmac_tx_clean(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
>                 priv->hw->mode->clean_desc3(priv, p);
>
>                 if (likely(skb != NULL)) {
> +                       pkts_compl++;
> +                       bytes_compl += skb->len;
>                         dev_consume_skb_any(skb);
>                         priv->tx_skbuff[entry] = NULL;
>                 }
> @@ -1364,6 +1368,9 @@ static void stmmac_tx_clean(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
>
>                 priv->dirty_tx++;
>         }
> +
> +       netdev_completed_queue(priv->dev, pkts_compl, bytes_compl);
> +
>         if (unlikely(netif_queue_stopped(priv->dev) &&
>                      stmmac_tx_avail(priv) > STMMAC_TX_THRESH(priv))) {
>                 netif_tx_lock(priv->dev);
> @@ -1418,6 +1425,7 @@ static void stmmac_tx_err(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
>                                                      (i == txsize - 1));
>         priv->dirty_tx = 0;
>         priv->cur_tx = 0;
> +       netdev_reset_queue(priv->dev);
>         priv->hw->dma->start_tx(priv->ioaddr);
>
>         priv->dev->stats.tx_errors++;
> @@ -2049,6 +2057,7 @@ static netdev_tx_t stmmac_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
>                 skb_tx_timestamp(skb);
>
>         priv->hw->dma->enable_dma_transmission(priv->ioaddr);
> +       netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len);
>
>         spin_unlock(&priv->tx_lock);
>         return NETDEV_TX_OK;
> --
> 2.1.4
>
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