MPC8560ADS issues

Kumar Gala kumar.gala at
Fri Mar 12 09:52:23 EST 2004

I'm confused the gianfar driver is for the MPC8540 FEC.  I believe the
initial question was regarding the FCC (on CPM / MPC8560).

As to why your having poor performance on the MPC8540 FEC, that seems
odd -- possibly some issue with the Intel PHY.  I do not believe we are
seeing anything similar on the ADS.

- kumar

On Mar 11, 2004, at 11:14 AM, Matthew S. McClintock wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-03-11 at 10:16, Dan Malek wrote:
>> Do you keep up to date with the linuxppc trees?  Some of us have been
>> pushing lots of CPM updates lately.  We recently updated all of the
>> common code for 82xx and 85xx.  If this doesn't work there must be
>> some I/O or board configuration that is amiss.
> I'm running the latest linuxppc-2.4 branch. I'm not using the
> MPC8540ADS
> board, the board I am using has an Intel LXT971A PHY attached to the
> FCC. I've added support for that physical layer to
> drivers/gianfar_phys.c. I'm guessing something is wrong with that code
> that is making it go so slow, but I have been unable to pinpoint what
> might be wrong.
> I've noticed that the interrupts for the FCC come in at a very very
> slow
> pace, that is the only thing I have really noticed that is odd. I've
> also tried changing the priority of the interrupt via the IIVPR
> register
> for the FCC with no results. I can't think of anything else I can
> investigate, unless you have any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Matthew
> --
> Matthew S. McClintock <mattsm at>

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