[lkml]   [2021]   [Feb]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Subject[PATCH 00/16] net: stmmac: Add DW MAC GPIOs and Baikal-T1 GMAC support
Baikal-T1 SoC is equipped with two Synopsys DesignWare GMAC v3.73a-based
ethernet interfaces. There were no vendor-specific alterations provided
for the synthesized core, but aside with standard configs which can be read
from the DMA-capability registers the GPI/GPO ports were activated. Alas
hardware designers have actively used them to implement the events detection
and to reset PHYs attached to the MAC. So we had no choice, but to somehow fix the
standard STMMAC driver so one would safely support these GPIOs usage.
This series is mainly about introducing the GPI/GPO ports support into
the STMMAC driver and finally adding the Baikal-T1 GMAC support. The later
merely means having a corresponding compatible string added to the OF IDs
list of the Generic DW MAC glue-driver and having the Baikal-T1 GMAC
DT bindings defined in the kernel.

The series starts with fixing the bindings as it was said above, because
the bindings/doc-related patches are supposed to go before the changes
they have been created for.

Then the patchset proceeds with a set of preparation changes, so the
driver would correctly register, work with and de-register the GPIO-chip
in the kernel. The alterations are connected with two problems that made
using the embedded into the MAC GPIOs very hard or even impossible:
(1) MAC/DMA/etc software reset on each network device open.
GPIO-chip is a device which state must be deterministic no matter whether
some network device is opened or released. At least Linux kernel expect it
to act like that. So after the DW MAC GPIO interface is registered in the
kernel we can't let the GPI/GPO stochastically change. The situation is
getting worse on the platforms (like Baikal-T1 SoC), which can't even
temporarily detach the GPIO pins from the core while for instance the
reset is in progress. To cut it short the only possible solution for such
chips, which also don't have a vendor-specific GPIO-safe reset procedure,
is to get rid of the resets. In the framework of this patchset we suggest
to replace it with MAC and DMA registers manual cleanup in case if MAC
GPIOs are intended to be used. Of course such solution isn't equivalent to
the SW-reset because it doesn't imply the internal state machine reset.
But at least the CSRs state will be as the rest of the code expect them
(2) Main IRQ was requested and unmasked only while network device was opened.
Indeed if we want to use MAC GPIs in the kernel, we must make sure the
input state change is detected by the IRQ handler no matter whether the
network device is opened or not. Of course we could just request the main
IRQ in the probe method and mask all the network-related IRQs while the
corresponding network device is closed. But turned out it wasn't that
easy. Due to a very strange DW MAC IRQs subsystem design we can't
disable/enable and clear/check all the device interrupts in a single CSR.
MAC, DMA, MTL, Safety feature, GPIO subsystems each can generate IRQs and
have got its own CSRs to set the interrupts up. Alas the STMMAC driver
didn't have IP-core-specific callbacks to just disable/enable IRQs from
each of them. Instead the interrupts were enabled in the framework of the
subsystem functionality setup procedures. So in this patchset we've
introduced a set of MAC, DMA, MTL and Safety feature IRQs enable/disable
callbacks to be able to manually switch on and off all the network-related
interrupts when it's required.

After all of the denoted above problems are fixed we need to get the code
a bit more prepared to adding the GPIOs functionality. Since the driver
ISR will be used to handle both network- and GPIO-related events, it needs
to have a way to determine a time when the network is up and running to
permit the network-related IRQs handling. The best candidate for it is the
STMMAC_DOWN flag which has already been defined in the STMMAC driver. But
the flag semantics was a bit misleading and couldn't be used for our case
out-of-boxi (see the patches log for details). We suggest to fix it by
converting the flag to be STMMAC_UP and being set all the time the network
device is opened.

Finally the GPIOs functionality is introduced. First patch adds a generic
DW MAC GPI/GPO driver, which can be used for any currently available types
of DW *MAC GPIO interfaces. Please see the patch log and its body for the
implementation details (like a reason of the configuration cache usage, a
set of callbacks required to be defined for each GPIO-available DW MAC,
etc). Secondly we've created a set of GPIO-related callbacks to access DW
GMAC GPO/GPI ports so the STMMAC driver would be able to register the
corresponding GPIO-chip for Baikal-T1 GMAC. Note the similar set of
callbacks can be created for DW XGMAC GPIOs, since the GPIO driver has
been designed to be independent from the GPI/GPO CSR implementation. But
aside with them the MAC and DMA cleanup methods need to be introduced to
work around the problem (1) described above in this text.

The series is supposed to be applied on top of the last revision of the
next patchset:
otherwise a few patches won't get merged in cleanly.

Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
Cc: Alexey Malahov <>
Cc: Pavel Parkhomenko <>
Cc: Vyacheslav Mitrofanov <>
Cc: Maxime Coquelin <>

Serge Semin (16):
dt-bindings: net: dwmac: Add DW GMAC GPIOs properties
dt-bindings: net: Add Baikal-T1 GMAC bindings
net: stmmac: Introduce MAC core cleanup method
net: stmmac: Introduce DMA core cleanup method
net: stmmac: Introduce MAC IRQs enable/disable methods
net: stmmac: Extend DMA IRQs enable/disable interface
net: stmmac: Introduce MTL IRQs enable/disable methods
net: stmmac: Introduce Safety Feature IRQs enable/disable methods
net: stmmac: Disable MMC IRQs in the generic IRQs disable method
net: stmmac: Convert STMMAC_DOWN flag to STMMAC_UP
net: stmmac: Add STMMAC state getter
net: stmmac: Introduce NIC software reset function
net: stmmac: Request IRQs at device probe stage
net: stmmac: Add Generic DW MAC GPIO port driver
net: stmmac: Add DW GMAC GPIOs support
net: stmmac: Add DW MAC IPs of 3.72a/3.73a/3.74a versions

.../bindings/net/baikal,bt1-gmac.yaml | 150 +++++++
.../devicetree/bindings/net/snps,dwmac.yaml | 17 +
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac.rst | 4 +
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/Kconfig | 2 +
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/Makefile | 2 +-
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/common.h | 1 +
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-generic.c | 3 +
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c | 33 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000.h | 11 +
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_core.c | 101 ++++-
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac1000_dma.c | 6 +-
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac100_dma.c | 5 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_core.c | 57 ++-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_dma.c | 17 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_dma.h | 11 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_lib.c | 51 ++-
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac5.c | 36 +-
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac5.h | 2 +
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac_dma.h | 7 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac_lib.c | 38 +-
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwxgmac2_core.c | 76 +++-
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwxgmac2_dma.c | 35 +-
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/hwif.c | 3 +
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/hwif.h | 55 ++-
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac.h | 22 +-
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c | 4 +-
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_gpio.c | 400 ++++++++++++++++++
.../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c | 323 ++++++++++----
.../ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c | 5 +
include/linux/stmmac.h | 1 +
30 files changed, 1271 insertions(+), 207 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/baikal,bt1-gmac.yaml
create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_gpio.c


 \ /
  Last update: 2021-02-08 15:34    [W:0.262 / U:0.444 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site