Xilinx TEMAC

Edward Bockhoefer edb at datadesigncorp.net
Fri Aug 4 00:34:40 EST 2006

Thank you for the reply David,
I have started the montavista 10/100 enet port from the xilinx edk 
generated 2.4 driver to the 2.6 driver. Unfortunately, I can't post the 
driver port publicly because it's not GLP'd, as far as I know. We only 
needed a 10/100 mac, so we didn't bother with a TEMAC. I got the obp and 
enet directories to compile but I crash on link with an undefined reference:

[root at bockhoefer linux-]# make
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  GEN     .version
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  UPD     include/linux/compile.h
  CC      init/version.o
  LD      init/built-in.o
  LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
drivers/built-in.o(.init.text+0x246c): In function `fbcon_bmove':
drivers/video/console/fbcon.c:1887: undefined reference to `init_etherdev'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1
[root at bockhoefer linux-]#     

I will work on this more today. If you want to send me your TEMAC code, 
please do so. I can always use the reference.

Best Regards,

Edward Bockhoefer
Data Design Corporation
7851-A Beechcraft Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Ph: 301-670-1157 ext 36
Fax: 301-926-6441 

David H. Lynch Jr. wrote:

>Ameet Patil wrote:
>> > Did you happen to get an Ethernet mac going on the virtex2 or
>> > virtex4 with the 2.6 kernel?
>>Nope! :-(
>>Rumour has it that Montavista is soon going to release the source for 
>>2.6 kernel to run on Xilinx platforms.
>    I have 2 different TEMAC's working under 2.6 with a V4.
>    The MontaVista driver that has been posted on the list that I think
>is from MontaVista for the PLB TEMAC with very minor modifications to
>get it to work at speeds other than GigaBit.
>    A driver I wrote for the LocalLink TEMAC that works limpingly. I
>have been unable to figure out how to get a receive interrupt from the
>LocalLink TEMAC so receives are polled and performance is poor.
>    I have pretty much abandoned work on it  - my client wants the
>smallest possible FPGA footprint BUTanother OS I am porting requires
>interrupt driven  IO and we are looking for a single minimal hardware
>implimentation for all platforms.
>    Anyway, if anyone wants the LL TEMAC in its current state I can post it.
>    Currently it sends fine. It drops about 50% of all received packets
>- but that is probably debugging overhead and poll rate tuning.

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