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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 4/5] net: macb: add support for high speed interface
On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 06:52:51AM +0000, Parshuram Raju Thombare wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>
> >> +enum {
> >> + MACB_SERDES_RATE_5_PT_15625Gbps = 5,
> >> + MACB_SERDES_RATE_10_PT_3125Gbps = 10,
> >> +};
> >What do the units mean here? Why would you clock the SERDES at 15Tbps,
> >or 3Tbps? 3.125Mbps would give you 2.5Gbps when using 8b/10b encoding.
> >
> MACB_SERDES_RATE_5_PT_15625Gbps is for 5.15625Gbps, I think this should be just
> MACB_SERDES_RATE_5_Gbps and MACB_SERDES_RATE_10_Gbps. I will do it in next patch set.

OK.

> >Xilinx documentation:
> >https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-
> >3A__www.xilinx.com_support_documentation_ip-5Fdocumentation_usxgmii_v1-
> >5F1_pg251-
> >2Dusxgmii.pdf&d=DwIBAg&c=aUq983L2pue2FqKFoP6PGHMJQyoJ7kl3s3GZ-
> >_haXqY&r=GTefrem3hiBCnsjCOqAuapQHRN8-rKC1FRbk0it-
> >LDs&m=6V8fNIg49czRjfvVtDJ5BbR28p9UPlLLyB7fah7ypcw&s=LsDphgLBe1VDpM
> >_K9pkuyal873WeKqHDv64NDRUWy1Q&e=
> >seems to suggest USXGMII uses a fixed rate of 10.3125Gb/s. So why do
> >you need to change the rate?
> For USXGMII, Cadence MAC need to be correctly programmed for external serdes rate.

What i'm saying is that the USXGMII rate is fixed. So why do you need
a device tree property for the SERDES rate?

Andrew

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