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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] net: arc_emac: restart stalled EMAC
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From: Alexander Kochetkov <al.kochet@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:03:57 +0300

> Under certain conditions EMAC stop reception of incoming packets and
> continuously increment R_MISS register instead of saving data into
> provided buffer. The commit implement workaround for such situation.
> Then the stall detected EMAC will be restarted.
>
> On device the stall looks like the device lost it's dynamic IP address.
> ifconfig shows that interface error counter rapidly increments.
> At the same time on the DHCP server we can see continues DHCP-requests
> from device.
>
> In real network stalls happen really rarely. To make them frequent the
> broadcast storm[1] should be simulated. For simulation it is necessary
> to make following connections:
> 1. connect radxarock to 1st port of switch
> 2. connect some PC to 2nd port of switch
> 3. connect two other free ports together using standard ethernet cable,
> in order to make a switching loop.
>
> After that, is necessary to make a broadcast storm. For example, running on
> PC 'ping' to some IP address triggers ARP-request storm. After some
> time (~10sec), EMAC on rk3188 will stall.
>
> Observed and tested on rk3188 radxarock.
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_radiation
>
> Signed-off-by: Alexander Kochetkov <al.kochet@gmail.com>

Applied.

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