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SubjectRE: [EXT] Re: [PATCH RFC net-next 00/19] net: mvpp2: Add TX Flow Control support
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> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 06:55:11PM +0000, Stefan Chulski wrote:
> > > > not connected to the GOP flow control generation mechanism.
> > > > To solve this issue Armada has firmware running on CM3 CPU
> > > > dedectated for Flow Control support. Firmware monitors Packet
> > > > Processor resources and asserts XON/XOFF by writing to Ports Control 0
> Register.
> > >
> > > What is the minimum firmware version that supports this?
> > >
> >
> > Support were added to firmware about two years ago.
> > All releases from 18.09 should has it.
>
> Can you query the firmware and ask its version? We should keep all this code
> disabled if the firmware it too old.
>
> Andrew

This is exactly what " net: mvpp2: add TX FC firmware check " patch do. If handshake of flow control support fail, FC won't be supported.

Stefan.

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