[PATCH 1/1] net: ftgmac100: Fix Aspeed ast2600 TX hang issue
dylan_hung at aspeedtech.com
Thu Oct 15 12:49:14 AEDT 2020
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> From: Joel Stanley [mailto:joel at jms.id.au]
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> To: Dylan Hung <dylan_hung at aspeedtech.com>
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] net: ftgmac100: Fix Aspeed ast2600 TX hang issue
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 13:32, Dylan Hung <dylan_hung at aspeedtech.com>
> > > > The new HW arbitration feature on Aspeed ast2600 will cause MAC TX
> > > > to hang when handling scatter-gather DMA. Disable the problematic
> > > > feature by setting MAC register 0x58 bit28 and bit27.
> > >
> > > Hi Dylan,
> > >
> > > What are the symptoms of this issue? We are seeing this on our systems:
> > >
> > > [29376.090637] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 9 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:442
> > > dev_watchdog+0x2f0/0x2f4
> > > [29376.099898] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (ftgmac100): transmit queue 0
> > > timed out
> > >
> > May I know your soc version? This issue happens on ast2600 version A1.
> The registers to fix this issue are meaningless/reserved on A0 chip, so it is
> okay to set them on either A0 or A1.
> We are running the A1. All of our A0 parts have been replaced with A1.
> > I was encountering this issue when I was running the iperf TX test. The
> symptom is the TX descriptors are consumed, but no complete packet is sent
> What parameters are you using for iperf? I did a lot of testing with
> iperf3 (and stress-ng running at the same time) and couldn't reproduce the
I simply use "iperf -c <server ip>" on ast2600. It is very easy to reproduce. I append the log below:
Noticed that this issue only happens when HW scatter-gather (NETIF_F_SG) is on.
[AST /]$ iperf3 -c 192.168.100.89
Connecting to host 192.168.100.89, port 5201
[ 4] local 192.168.100.45 port 45346 connected to 192.168.100.89 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr Cwnd
[ 4] 0.00-1.00 sec 44.8 MBytes 375 Mbits/sec 2 1.43 KBytes
[ 4] 1.00-2.00 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec 2 1.43 KBytes
[ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec 0 1.43 KBytes
[ 4] 3.00-4.00 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec 1 1.43 KBytes
[ 4] 4.00-5.00 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec 0 1.43 KBytes
^C[ 4] 5.00-5.88 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec 0 1.43 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth Retr
[ 4] 0.00-5.88 sec 44.8 MBytes 64.0 Mbits/sec 5 sender
[ 4] 0.00-5.88 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec receiver
iperf3: interrupt - the client has terminated
> We could only reproduce it when performing other functions, such as
> debugging/booting the host processor.
Could it be another issue?
> > > > +/*
> > > > + * test mode control register
> > > > + */
> > > > +#define FTGMAC100_TM_RQ_TX_VALID_DIS (1 << 28) #define
> > > > +FTGMAC100_TM_RQ_RR_IDLE_PREV (1 << 27) #define
> > > > +FTGMAC100_TM_DEFAULT
> > > \
> > > > + (FTGMAC100_TM_RQ_TX_VALID_DIS |
> > > FTGMAC100_TM_RQ_RR_IDLE_PREV)
> > >
> > > Will aspeed issue an updated datasheet with this register documented?
> Did you see this question?
Sorry, I missed this question. Aspeed will update the datasheet accordingly.
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