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Subject[PATCH v3 5/6] staging: fsl-dpaa2/ethsw: Add README
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Add a README file describing the driver architecture, components and
interfaces.

Signed-off-by: Razvan Stefanescu <razvan.stefanescu@nxp.com>
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drivers/staging/fsl-dpaa2/ethsw/README | 106 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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+DPAA2 Ethernet Switch driver
+============================
+
+This file provides documentation for the DPAA2 Ethernet Switch driver
+
+
+Contents
+========
+ Supported Platforms
+ Architecture Overview
+ Creating an Ethernet Switch
+ Features
+
+
+ Supported Platforms
+===================
+This driver provides networking support for Freescale LS2085A, LS2088A
+DPAA2 SoCs.
+
+
+Architecture Overview
+=====================
+The Ethernet Switch in the DPAA2 architecture consists of several hardware
+resources that provide the functionality. These are allocated and
+configured via the Management Complex (MC) portals. MC abstracts most of
+these resources as DPAA2 objects and exposes ABIs through which they can
+be configured and controlled.
+
+For a more detailed description of the DPAA2 architecture and its object
+abstractions see:
+ drivers/staging/fsl-mc/README.txt
+
+The Ethernet Switch is built on top of a Datapath Switch (DPSW) object.
+
+Configuration interface:
+
+ ---------------------
+ | DPAA2 Switch driver |
+ ---------------------
+ .
+ .
+ ----------
+ | DPSW API |
+ ----------
+ . software
+ ================= . ==============
+ . hardware
+ ---------------------
+ | MC hardware portals |
+ ---------------------
+ .
+ .
+ ------
+ | DPSW |
+ ------
+
+Driver uses the switch device driver model and exposes each switch port as
+a network interface, which can be included in a bridge. Traffic switched
+between ports is offloaded into the hardware. Exposed network interfaces
+are not used for I/O, they are used just for configuration. This
+limitation is going to be addressed in the future.
+
+The DPSW can have ports connected to DPNIs or to PHYs via DPMACs.
+
+
+ [ethA] [ethB] [ethC] [ethD] [ethE] [ethF]
+ : : : : : :
+ : : : : : :
+[eth drv] [eth drv] [ ethsw drv ]
+ : : : : : : kernel
+========================================================================
+ : : : : : : hardware
+ [DPNI] [DPNI] [============= DPSW =================]
+ | | | | | |
+ | ---------- | [DPMAC] [DPMAC]
+ ------------------------------- | |
+ | |
+ [PHY] [PHY]
+
+For a more detailed description of the Ethernet switch device driver model
+see:
+ Documentation/networking/switchdev.txt
+
+Creating an Ethernet Switch
+===========================
+A device is created for the switch objects probed on the MC bus. Each DPSW
+has a number of properties which determine the configuration options and
+associated hardware resources.
+
+A DPSW object (and the other DPAA2 objects needed for a DPAA2 switch) can
+be added to a container on the MC bus in one of two ways: statically,
+through a Datapath Layout Binary file (DPL) that is parsed by MC at boot
+time; or created dynamically at runtime, via the DPAA2 objects APIs.
+
+Features
+========
+Driver configures DPSW to perform hardware switching offload of
+unicast/multicast/broadcast (VLAN tagged or untagged) traffic between its
+ports.
+
+It allows configuration of hardware learning, flooding, multicast groups,
+port VLAN configuration and STP state.
+
+Static entries can be added/removed from the FDB.
+
+Hardware statistics for each port are provided through ethtool -S option.
--
1.9.1
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