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Date:   Mon, 19 Oct 2020 08:57:03 +0000
From:   Joel Stanley <joel@....id.au>
To:     Dylan Hung <dylan_hung@...eedtech.com>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>
Cc:     "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Po-Yu Chuang <ratbert@...aday-tech.com>,
        linux-aspeed <linux-aspeed@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
        OpenBMC Maillist <openbmc@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
        BMC-SW <BMC-SW@...eedtech.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: ftgmac100: Fix missing TX-poll issue

On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 at 07:39, Dylan Hung <dylan_hung@...eedtech.com> wrote:
>
> The cpu accesses the register and the memory via different bus/path on
> aspeed soc.  So we can not guarantee that the tx-poll command

Just the 2600, or other versions too?

> (register access) is always behind the tx descriptor (memory).  In other
> words, the HW may start working even the data is not yet ready.  By

even if the

> adding a dummy read after the last data write, we can ensure the data
> are pushed to the memory, then guarantee the processing sequence
>
> Signed-off-by: Dylan Hung <dylan_hung@...eedtech.com>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/faraday/ftgmac100.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/faraday/ftgmac100.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/faraday/ftgmac100.c
> index 00024dd41147..9a99a87f29f3 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/faraday/ftgmac100.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/faraday/ftgmac100.c
> @@ -804,7 +804,8 @@ static netdev_tx_t ftgmac100_hard_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>          * before setting the OWN bit on the first descriptor.
>          */
>         dma_wmb();
> -       first->txdes0 = cpu_to_le32(f_ctl_stat);
> +       WRITE_ONCE(first->txdes0, cpu_to_le32(f_ctl_stat));
> +       READ_ONCE(first->txdes0);

I understand what you're trying to do here, but I'm not sure that this
is the correct way to go about it.

It does cause the compiler to produce a store and then a load.

>
>         /* Update next TX pointer */
>         priv->tx_pointer = pointer;
> --
> 2.17.1
>

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