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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 2/4] MIPS: Add board support for Loongson1B
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2011/10/24, Giuseppe CAVALLARO <peppe.cavallaro@st.com>:
> Hello Kelvin.
>
> On 10/24/2011 12:36 PM, Kelvin Cheung wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
>> According to datasheet of Loongson 1B, the buffer size in RX/TX
>> descriptor is only 2KB. So the Loongson1B's GMAC could not handle
>> jumbo frames. And the second buffer is useless in this case. Am I
>> right? Is there a better way than ifdef CONFIG_MACH_LOONGSON1 to
>> avoid duplicate code?
>
> Sorry for my misunderstanding.
>
> I think you have to use the normal descriptor and remove the enh_desc
> from the platform w/o modifying the driver at all.
>
> The driver will be able to select/configure all automatically (also jumbo).
>
> Let me know.

That's the problem.
The bitfield definition of Loongson1B is also different from normal descriptor.

Moreover, I want to enable the TX checksum offload function which is
not supported in normal descriptor.

Any suggestions?

> Note:
> IIRC, there is a bit difference in case of normal descriptors for
> Synopsys databook newer than the 1.91 (I used for testing this mode).
> In any case, I remember that, on some platforms, the normal descriptors
> have been used w/o problems also on these new chip generations.
>
> Peppe
>
>


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Best Regards!
Kelvin


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