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Date:	Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:12:12 +0100
From:	Marek Vasut <marex@...x.de>
To:	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
Cc:	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Frank Li <Frank.Li@...escale.com>, fugang.duan@...escale.com,
	"fabio.estevam@...escale.com" <fabio.estevam@...escale.com>,
	Hector Palacios <hector.palacios@...i.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, Detlev Zundel <dzu@...x.de>,
	Eric Nelson <eric.nelson@...ndarydevices.com>,
	Matthew Garrett <mjg59@...f.ucam.org>
Subject: Re: Freescale FEC packet loss

On Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 07:56:30 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-01-22 at 22:55 +0100, Marek Vasut wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > I am running stock Linux 3.13 on i.MX6Q SabreLite board. The CPU is
> > i.MX6Q TO 1.0 .
> > 
> > I am hitting a WARNING when I use the FEC ethernet to transfer data, thus
> > I started investigating this problem. TL;DR I am not able to figure this
> > problem out, so I am not attaching a patch :-(
> > 
> > Steps to reproduce:
> > -------------------
> > 1) Boot stock Linux 3.13 on i.MX6Q SabreLite board
> > 2) Plug in an SD card into one of the SD slots (I use the full-size one)
> > 3) Plug in an USB stick into one of the USB ports (I use the upper one)
> > 4) Plug in an ethernet cable into the board
> > 
> >    -> Connect the other side into a gigabit-capable PC
> 
> [...]
> 
> I think there are known problems with 1000BASE-T on the Sabre Lite
> board.

This is MX6-wide thing, not sabrelite specific actually.

> Two possible workarounds are to limit the PHY to 100BASE-TX
> (should be doable with ethtool) or force it to be clock master for
> 1000BASE-T (requires a driver patch).

Can you please elaborate on the later ? I don't quite understand that.

> The vendor kernel apparently does both!

More like the vendor kernel papers over this bug.

> Matthew Garrett has been trying to implement a workaround in a
> clean way.

Do you have any pointers about this please ?

Best regards,
Marek Vasut
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