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Subject[PATCH v2] net: stmmac: dwmac1000: Disable ACS if enhanced descs are not used
ACS (auto PAD/FCS stripping) removes FCS off 802.3 packets (LLC) so that
there is no need to manually strip it for such packets. The enhanced DMA
descriptors allow to flag LLC packets so that the receiving callback can
use that to strip FCS manually or not. On the other hand, normal
descriptors do not support that.

Thus in order to not truncate LLC packet ACS should be disabled when
using normal DMA descriptors.

Fixes: 47dd7a540b8a0 ("net: add support for STMicroelectronics Ethernet controllers.")
Signed-off-by: Remi Pommarel <>
Changes since v1:
- Use reverse christmas tree like declaration
- Add Fixes tag
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c
index d0356fbd1e43..542784300620 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
static void dwmac1000_core_init(struct mac_device_info *hw,
struct net_device *dev)
+ struct stmmac_priv *priv = netdev_priv(dev);
void __iomem *ioaddr = hw->pcsr;
u32 value = readl(ioaddr + GMAC_CONTROL);
int mtu = dev->mtu;
@@ -35,7 +36,7 @@ static void dwmac1000_core_init(struct mac_device_info *hw,
* Broadcom tags can look like invalid LLC/SNAP packets and cause the
* hardware to truncate packets on reception.
- if (netdev_uses_dsa(dev))
+ if (netdev_uses_dsa(dev) || !priv->plat->enh_desc)

if (mtu > 1500)
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