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Date:   Fri, 25 Nov 2022 23:40:33 +0200
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
Subject: Re: [RFC Patch net-next v2 3/8] net: dsa: microchip: Initial
 hardware time stamping support

On Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 07:06:07AM +0000, wrote:
> KSZ switches need a additional 4 bytes in tail tag if the PTP is
> enabled in hardware. If the PTP is enabled and if we didn't add 4
> additional bytes in the tail tag then packets are corrupted.
> Tristram explained this in the patch conversation
> I did the follwing experiment today, 
> * Removed the ptp time stamp check in tag_ksz.c. In the ksz_xmit
> function, 4 additional bytes are added only if KSZ_SKB_CB->ts_en bit is
> set.
> * Setup the board, ping two boards. Ping is successful.
> * Run the ptpl in the background
> * Now if I run the ping, ping is not successful. And also in the ptp4l
> log message it shows as bad message received.
> We need a mechanism to inform tag_ksz.c to add 4 additional bytes in
> tail_tag for all the packets if the ptp is enabled in the hardware.

Ok. The code + comments need to be sufficiently self-explanatory that
this question does not get asked again. It will not be trivial to do a
proper job documenting the hardware oddities as a justification for the
software workarounds, but it should be possible.

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