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Subject[PATCH 5.5 329/367] net: macb: Limit maximum GEM TX length in TSO
From: Harini Katakam <>

[ Upstream commit f822e9c4ffa511a5c681cf866287d9383a3b6f1b ]

GEM_MAX_TX_LEN currently resolves to 0x3FF8 for any IP version supporting
TSO with full 14bits of length field in payload descriptor. But an IP
errata causes false amba_error (bit 6 of ISR) when length in payload
descriptors is specified above 16387. The error occurs because the DMA
falsely concludes that there is not enough space in SRAM for incoming
payload. These errors were observed continuously under stress of large
packets using iperf on a version where SRAM was 16K for each queue. This
errata will be documented shortly and affects all versions since TSO
functionality was added. Hence limit the max length to 0x3FC0 (rounded).

Signed-off-by: Harini Katakam <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb_main.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb_main.c
@@ -73,7 +73,11 @@ struct sifive_fu540_macb_mgmt {
/* Max length of transmit frame must be a multiple of 8 bytes */
#define MACB_MAX_TX_LEN ((unsigned int)((1 << MACB_TX_FRMLEN_SIZE) - 1) & ~((unsigned int)(MACB_TX_LEN_ALIGN - 1)))
-#define GEM_MAX_TX_LEN ((unsigned int)((1 << GEM_TX_FRMLEN_SIZE) - 1) & ~((unsigned int)(MACB_TX_LEN_ALIGN - 1)))
+/* Limit maximum TX length as per Cadence TSO errata. This is to avoid a
+ * false amba_error in TX path from the DMA assuming there is not enough
+ * space in the SRAM (16KB) even when there is.
+ */
+#define GEM_MAX_TX_LEN (unsigned int)(0x3FC0)


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