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Date:	Sat, 30 May 2009 19:40:36 -0600
From:	Grant Grundler <>
To:	Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: tulip_rxtx_stop() on Cobalt Qube2

Summary: proposed patch below for you to test (I've not tested it yet)
and some explanation on what I think is happening.

On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 12:38:57PM +0200, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Linux Tulip driver version 1.1.15-NAPI (Feb 27, 2007)
> PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0c.0 (0005 -> 0007)
> tulip1: Old format EEPROM on 'Cobalt Microserver' board.  Using substitute 
> media control info.
> tulip1:  EEPROM default media type Autosense.
> tulip1:  Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
> tulip1:  MII transceiver #1 config 1000 status 7809 advertising 01e1.
> eth1: Digital DS21142/43 Tulip rev 65 at MMIO 0x12082400, 00:10:e0:00:88:b9, 
> IRQ 20.
> [snip]
> 0000:00:07.0: tulip_stop_rxtx() failed (CSR5 0xf0660000 CSR6 0xb20e2202)

Looking up these bits in the publicly available manual:

"Rev 65" == 0x41 == 21143-PD or 21143-TD (page 3-7)

Operation Mode Register (CSR6­Offset 30H)
bit : Val
31  : 1 Special Capture Effect Enable
30  : 1 Receive All
13  : 1 ST - Start Transmission
9   : 1 Full Duplex
1   : 1 SR - Start Receive

Status Register (CSR5­Offset 28H)
28-31 : reserved
23-25 : 0x6 TX State = Suspended--Transmit FIFO underflow, or an unavailable transmit descriptor
20-22 : 0x3 RX State = Running--Waiting for receive packet
1     : 0x0 TX isn't stopped
0     : 0x0 No TX Interrupt pending

The RX/TX engines are in a wedged state to begin with. :(

The normal calling path here is tulip_init() to register the driver
callbacks and tulip_init_one() gets called immediately by pci subsystem.
tulip_up() gets called after netdev registration when someone ifconfig's
the device (ifconfig up). I don't know when else tulip_up() is called.

I have two ideas on how to fix this:
1) reset the RX/TX engines in tulip_init_one() before tulip_stop_rxtx().
2) reset the RX/TX engines in tulip_stop_rxtx() if they are "wedged".
3) remove tulip_stop_rxtx() call in tulip_init_one()

(1) seems like a reasonable thing to do at init time anyway.
(2) feels like a pretty big hammer and I don't know all the side effects.
(3) tulip_up() will reset the RX/TX engine and call tulip_stop_rxtx()
   when the NIC is opene/ifconfig'd. Calling pci_set_master()
   will allow the device to scribble into Host Memory...probably
   should move that call to tulip_up() as well. But I don't see anything
   in tulip_init_one() that requires DMA (and thus pci_set_master()).

Is there any reason for NOT implementing (1) and (3)?

I still need to work out where to call pci_set_master() in
tulip_up(). If that's feasible,

hrm. WTF. tulip_stop_rxtx() is called again from tulip_up() right before
CSR6 is written. Earlier in tulip_up() we reset the chip.  Removed.

Can you test the patch below?

I have not tested or even compiled this patch...will do so on parisc/ia64
machines once I get some feedback on this patch.

And I just noticed pci_clear_master() is not called *anywhere*. :(
Need to add such a call after tulip_stop_rxtx() some place (many places?).
This patch is just RFC and not suitable for merging upstream.

many thanks,

diff --git a/drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c b/drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c
index 2abb5d3..1aa058e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tulip/tulip_core.c
@@ -470,11 +470,12 @@ media_picked:
 		tulip_select_media(dev, 1);
 	/* Start the chip's Tx to process setup frame. */
-	tulip_stop_rxtx(tp);
 	iowrite32(tp->csr6 | TxOn, ioaddr + CSR6);
+	pci_set_master(pdev);	/* enabled DMA */
 	/* Enable interrupts by setting the interrupt mask. */
 	iowrite32(tulip_tbl[tp->chip_id].valid_intrs, ioaddr + CSR5);
 	iowrite32(tulip_tbl[tp->chip_id].valid_intrs, ioaddr + CSR7);
@@ -1422,11 +1423,6 @@ static int __devinit tulip_init_one (struct pci_dev *pdev,
 		tulip_mwi_config (pdev, dev);
-	/* Stop the chip's Tx and Rx processes. */
-	tulip_stop_rxtx(tp);
-	pci_set_master(pdev);
 #ifdef CONFIG_GSC
 	if (pdev->subsystem_vendor == PCI_VENDOR_ID_HP) {
 		switch (pdev->subsystem_device) {
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