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Date:   Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:16:11 +0200
From:   Jerome Brunet <jbrunet@...libre.com>
To:     Jose Abreu <Jose.Abreu@...opsys.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl@...glemail.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Joao Pinto <Joao.Pinto@...opsys.com>,
        Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
        Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@...com>
Subject: Re: [RFT net-next] net: stmmac: Rework coalesce timer and fix
 multi-queue races

On Mon, 2018-09-03 at 16:47 +0100, Jose Abreu wrote:
> On 03-09-2018 16:38, Jerome Brunet wrote:
> > On Mon, 2018-09-03 at 16:22 +0100, Jose Abreu wrote:
> > > On 03-09-2018 15:10, Jerome Brunet wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2018-09-03 at 12:47 +0100, Jose Abreu wrote:
> > > > > On 03-09-2018 11:16, Jerome Brunet wrote:
> > > > > > No notable change. Rx is fine but Tx:
> > > > > > [  5]   3.00-4.00   sec  3.55 MBytes  29.8 Mbits/sec   51   12.7 KBytes
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I suppose the problem as something to do with the retries. When doing Tx test
> > > > > > alone, we don't have such a things a throughput where we expect it to be.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Yeah, I just remembered you are not using GMAC4 so it wouldn't
> > > > > make a difference. Is your version 3.710? If so please try adding
> > > > > the following compatible to your DT bindings "snps,dwmac-3.710".
> > > > 
> > > > According to the documentation, it is a 3.70a but I learn (the hard way) not to
> > > > trust the documentation too much. Is there anyway to make sure which version we
> > > > have. Like a register to read ?
> > > 
> > > It should be dumped at probe by a string like this one:
> > > 
> > > "User ID: 0xXY, Synopsys ID: 0xXZ"
> > 
> > User ID: 0x11, Synopsys ID: 0x37 ? What to does it map to ?
> 
> Its 3.7. As for the User ID this can be changed by final HW team
> so I can't confirm what it means.
> 

Is there anyway to know if it is a 3.70a or 3.71 ?

> > 
> > > > Out of curiosity, I changed the compatible to "snps,dwmac-3.710" anyway. For
> > > > some reason, the MDIO bus failed to register with this. Since it is not the
> > > > documented version, I did not check why.
> > > 
> > > No you can't change. You need to add it. So it should stay like this:
> > > 
> > > compatible = "amlogic,meson-gxbb-dwmac", "snps,dwmac",
> > > "snps,dwmac-3.710";
> > 
> > Adding "snps,dwmac-3.710" does not change anything for me.
> > Having both Tx and Rx at the same time still wreck Tx throughput unfortunately 
> 
> Okay, so you said that there are lots of retries: can you disable
> COE at all ? (it should be something like: ethtool -K eth0 rx off
> tx off).

Done but no change.

> 
> Thanks and Best Regards,
> Jose Miguel Abreu
> 
> > 
> > > Thanks and Best Regards,
> > > Jose Miguel Abreu
> > > 
> > > > > > By the way, your mailer (and its auto 80 column rule I suppose) made the patch
> > > > > > below a bit harder to apply
> > > > > 
> > > > > Sorry. Next time I will send as attachment.
> > > > 
> > > > No worries
> > > > 
> > > > > Thanks and Best Regards,
> > > > > Jose Miguel Abreu
> 
> 


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