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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: Add support for the OpenCores 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC.
* David Miller wrote:
> From: Andrey Panin <pazke@donpac.ru>
> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:13:59 +0300
>
> > On 083, 03 24, 2009 at 11:18:43AM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > +static void ethoc_copy_to_io(void __iomem *dest, struct sk_buff *src)
> > > +{
> > > + size_t size = (src->len & 0x3) ? (src->len & ~0x3) + 4 : src->len;
> > > + u8 buffer[ETHOC_BUFSIZ];
> >
> > Using 1536 bytes of stack is not very nice.
>
> Agreed, this stuff must be fixed.
>
> You could use skb_copy_and_csum_dev() directly into your buffer, then
> pad out the end of the buffer with a memset() call, if necessary.
>-
> Actually, no you can't...
>
> You should not be using memcpy() to store things into I/O memory.
> That's what memcpy_io() is for.
>
> I think because of all of these special padding cases and the use
> of I/O memory instead of DMA, there is no real gain by using
> skb_copy_and_csum_dev() in this driver.

Actually these special padding cases are only necessary for the FPGA interface
we use and have nothing to do with the OpenCores Ethernet MAC itself. The ARM
memcpy_{to,from}io() functions don't work correctly with my setup because our
VLIO bridge implementation apparently doesn't handle byte-wise accesses very
well.
I can work around that by implementing the memcpy_{to,from}io() functions
differently, though. That may however break anything else using those
functions.
> Just let the network stack checksum the packet, and use memcpy_io() here
> which is the currect interface for copying data into I/O memory.

See follow-up patch in reply to the first patch.

Cheers,
Thierry



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