Virtex2pro OPB frequency 10/100Mbs ethernet link related problem
pierre.kestener at cea.fr
Wed Apr 20 19:46:42 EST 2005
I have noticed a strange behavior regarding NFS on my target (Virtex2pro
ff1152 from Memec) when increasing OPB/PLB bus frequency from 50 MHz to
66.666667MHz to be able to use a 100 Mbs ethernet link (it is mentionned
in the OPB/EMAC IP doc
that Bus clock should be more than 65 MHz to have 100Mbs).
I use U-boot (ML300 port with small modifications) for the bootloader
step (download linux kernel via tftp) and kernel 2.4.20. The root
filesytem is mounted via NFS.
At 50MHz, everything works fine. Ethernet link speed is 10 Mbs. I can
check that on my Ethernet switch.
When using 66.666667MHz OPB frequency, ethernet Link speed is indeed
100Mbs. U-boot works perfectly but linux boot fails trying to get nfs
server port !!!
Using "tcpdump" on my linux host, i can see that target sends ARP
packets and the server replies but nothing happends...
09:04:28.848228 arp who-has myHost.extra.cea.fr tell 132.166.xxx.yyy
09:04:28.848265 arp reply myHost.extra.cea.fr is-at 00:06:5b:xx:yy:zz
Has anyone seen such a behavior, using a 100Mbs ethernet link with a
Virtex2pro target ?
Any idea regarding this problem (hardware or software) ?
Thanks a lost.
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