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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:40:23 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: stmmac: set total length of the packet
 to be transmitted in TDES3

From: Niklas Cassel <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:33:29 +0200

> From: Niklas Cassel <>
> Field FL/TPL in register TDES3 is not correctly set on GMAC4.
> TX appears to be functional on GMAC 4.10a even if this field is not set,
> however, to avoid relying on undefined behavior, set the length in TDES3.
> The field has a different meaning depending on if the TSE bit in TDES3
> is set or not (TSO). However, regardless of the TSE bit, the field is
> not optional. The field is already set correctly when the TSE bit is set.
> Since there is no limit for the number of descriptors that can be
> used for a single packet, the field should be set to the sum of
> the buffers contained in:
> [<desc with First Descriptor bit set> ... <desc n> ...
> <desc with Last Descriptor bit set>], which should be equal to skb->len.
> Signed-off-by: Niklas Cassel <>

Applied, thanks.

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