DPAA Ethernet problems with mainstream Linux kernels

Christian Zigotzky chzigotzky at xenosoft.de
Thu Jan 18 18:52:14 AEDT 2018

Hi Jamie,

Many thanks for your effort. If you need a new kernel for testing please let me know.


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> On 18. Jan 2018, at 02:59, Jamie Krueger <jamie at bitbybitsoftwaregroup.com> wrote:
> Hi Madalin,
> On 01/16/2018 11:33 AM, Madalin-cristian Bucur wrote:
> Here are some results from testing on the X5000/20 with 4.15.0-rc8
> (w/CONFIG_FSL_PAMU disabled):
> In my tests I can now get the interface to obtain an IP Address via DHCP,
> at least *part* of the time that is.
> Here is a link to a screenshot of a Wireshark capture which shows
> a successful DHCP request/response for the X5000/20, followed by some
> failed ping attempts.
> (This traffic was captured on an external machine on the same subnet, and not from the X5000/20 itself)
> http://bitbybitsoftwaregroup.com/share/X5000-DHCP-Answered-Wireshark.png
> Additionally, here is a link to the export of the packet data shown in the above image:
> http://bitbybitsoftwaregroup.com/share/Wireshark-X5000-DHCP-Success.html
> As you can see by this example, even when the interface does obtain an IP address via
> DHCP (about half the time), subsequent traffic still fails to receive responses.
> In this example, I attempt to ping the gateway (, and one or two other
> local addresses, and nothing pings back (even when trying Skateman's suggestion
> of expanding the buffers for the interface -
> "A workaround to keep the nic alive a bit longer.... is the following command
> ip link set eth0 qlen 10000"
> For reference:
> I have attached the Kernel config that the version I tested was built with.
> Also, I have attached the dmesg output I am currently seeing.
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Jamie Krueger
> BITbyBIT Software Group LLC
> <proc_config-4.15.0-rc8-NO_PAMU.txt>
> <fsl_dmesg_output.txt>

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