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authorAlexandre TORGUE <alexandre.torgue@st.com>2016-04-01 11:37:35 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2016-04-02 20:23:09 -0400
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Documentation: networking: update stmmac
Update stmmac driver documentation according to new GMAC 4.x family. Signed-off-by: Alexandre TORGUE <alexandre.torgue@st.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt44
1 files changed, 38 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt b/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
index d64a14714236..671fe3dd56d3 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
STMicroelectronics 10/100/1000 Synopsys Ethernet driver
-Copyright (C) 2007-2014 STMicroelectronics Ltd
+Copyright (C) 2007-2015 STMicroelectronics Ltd
Author: Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@st.com>
This is the driver for the MAC 10/100/1000 on-chip Ethernet controllers
@@ -138,6 +138,8 @@ struct plat_stmmacenet_data {
int (*init)(struct platform_device *pdev, void *priv);
void (*exit)(struct platform_device *pdev, void *priv);
void *bsp_priv;
+ int has_gmac4;
+ bool tso_en;
};
Where:
@@ -181,6 +183,8 @@ Where:
registers. init/exit callbacks should not use or modify
platform data.
o bsp_priv: another private pointer.
+ o has_gmac4: uses GMAC4 core.
+ o tso_en: Enables TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload) feature.
For MDIO bus The we have:
@@ -278,6 +282,13 @@ Please see the following document:
o stmmac_ethtool.c: to implement the ethtool support;
o stmmac.h: private driver structure;
o common.h: common definitions and VFTs;
+ o mmc_core.c/mmc.h: Management MAC Counters;
+ o stmmac_hwtstamp.c: HW timestamp support for PTP;
+ o stmmac_ptp.c: PTP 1588 clock;
+ o dwmac-<XXX>.c: these are for the platform glue-logic file; e.g. dwmac-sti.c
+ for STMicroelectronics SoCs.
+
+- GMAC 3.x
o descs.h: descriptor structure definitions;
o dwmac1000_core.c: dwmac GiGa core functions;
o dwmac1000_dma.c: dma functions for the GMAC chip;
@@ -289,11 +300,32 @@ Please see the following document:
o enh_desc.c: functions for handling enhanced descriptors;
o norm_desc.c: functions for handling normal descriptors;
o chain_mode.c/ring_mode.c:: functions to manage RING/CHAINED modes;
- o mmc_core.c/mmc.h: Management MAC Counters;
- o stmmac_hwtstamp.c: HW timestamp support for PTP;
- o stmmac_ptp.c: PTP 1588 clock;
- o dwmac-<XXX>.c: these are for the platform glue-logic file; e.g. dwmac-sti.c
- for STMicroelectronics SoCs.
+
+- GMAC4.x generation
+ o dwmac4_core.c: dwmac GMAC4.x core functions;
+ o dwmac4_desc.c: functions for handling GMAC4.x descriptors;
+ o dwmac4_descs.h: descriptor definitions;
+ o dwmac4_dma.c: dma functions for the GMAC4.x chip;
+ o dwmac4_dma.h: dma definitions for the GMAC4.x chip;
+ o dwmac4.h: core definitions for the GMAC4.x chip;
+ o dwmac4_lib.c: generic GMAC4.x functions;
+
+4.12) TSO support (GMAC4.x)
+
+TSO (Tcp Segmentation Offload) feature is supported by GMAC 4.x chip family.
+When a packet is sent through TCP protocol, the TCP stack ensures that
+the SKB provided to the low level driver (stmmac in our case) matches with
+the maximum frame len (IP header + TCP header + payload <= 1500 bytes (for
+MTU set to 1500)). It means that if an application using TCP want to send a
+packet which will have a length (after adding headers) > 1514 the packet
+will be split in several TCP packets: The data payload is split and headers
+(TCP/IP ..) are added. It is done by software.
+
+When TSO is enabled, the TCP stack doesn't care about the maximum frame
+length and provide SKB packet to stmmac as it is. The GMAC IP will have to
+perform the segmentation by it self to match with maximum frame length.
+
+This feature can be enabled in device tree through "snps,tso" entry.
5) Debug Information