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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:36:36 -0800
From: Tony Nguyen <>
Cc: Tony Nguyen <>,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH net-next 0/2][pull request] igc: Add support for physical + free-running timers

Vinicius Costa Gomes says:

The objective is to allow having functionality that depends on the
physical timer (taprio and ETF offloads, for example) and vclocks
operating together.

The "big" missing piece is the implementation of the .getcyclesx64()
function in igc, as i225/i226 have multiple timers, we use one of
those timers (timer 1) as a free-running (non adjustable) timer.

The complication is that only implementing .getcyclesx64() and nothing
else will break synchronization when using vclocks, as reading the clock
will retrieve the free-running value but timnestamps will come from the
adjustable timer. The solution is to modify "in one go" the timestamping
code to be able to retrieve the timestamp from the correct timer (if a
socket is "phc_bound" to a vclock the timestamp will come from the
free-running timer).

I was debating whether or not to do the adjustments for the internal latencies
for the free-running timestamps, decided to do the adjustments so the path
delay when using vclocks is similar to the one when using the physical clock.

One future improvement is to implement the .getcrosscycles() function.

The following are changes since commit 89cdf9d556016a54ff6ddd62324aa5ec790c05cc:
  Merge tag 'net-6.7-rc1' of git://
and are available in the git repository at:
  git:// 1GbE

Vinicius Costa Gomes (2):
  igc: Simplify setting flags in the TX data descriptor
  igc: Add support for PTP .getcyclesx64()

 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc.h         | 21 ++++++-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc_base.h    |  4 ++
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc_defines.h |  2 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc_main.c    | 65 +++++++++++++-------
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc_ptp.c     | 50 +++++++++------
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igc/igc_regs.h    |  5 ++
 6 files changed, 105 insertions(+), 42 deletions(-)


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