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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: phylink: Pass state to pcs_config
On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 01:29:20PM -0500, Sean Anderson wrote:
> On 12/16/21 1:05 PM, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 12:51:33PM -0500, Sean Anderson wrote:
> > > On 12/16/21 12:26 PM, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 12:02:55PM -0500, Sean Anderson wrote:
> > > > > On 12/14/21 8:12 PM, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> > > > > > On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 12:49:14AM +0000, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> > > > > > > On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 07:16:53PM -0500, Sean Anderson wrote:
> > > > > > > > Ok, so let me clarify my understanding. Perhaps this can be eliminated
> > > > > > > > through a different approach.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > When I read the datasheet for mvneta (which hopefully has the same
> > > > > > > > logic here, since I could not find a datasheet for an mvpp2 device), I
> > > > > > > > noticed that the Pause_Adv bit said
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > It is valid only if flow control mode is defined by Auto-Negotiation
> > > > > > > > > (as defined by the <AnFcEn> bit).
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Which I interpreted to mean that if AnFcEn was clear, then no flow
> > > > > > > > control was advertised. But perhaps it instead means that the logic is
> > > > > > > > something like
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > if (AnFcEn)
> > > > > > > > Config_Reg.PAUSE = Pause_Adv;
> > > > > > > > else
> > > > > > > > Config_Reg.PAUSE = SetFcEn;
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > which would mean that we can just clear AnFcEn in link_up if the
> > > > > > > > autonegotiated pause settings are different from the configured pause
> > > > > > > > settings.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Having actually played with this hardware quite a bit and observed what
> > > > > > > it sends, what it implements for advertising is:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Config_Reg.PAUSE = Pause_Adv;
> > > > >
> > > > > So the above note from the datasheet about Pause_Adv not being valid is
> > > > > incorrect?
> > > > >
> > > > > > > Config_Reg gets sent over the 1000BASE-X link to the link partner, and
> > > > > > > we receive Remote_Reg from the link partner.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Then, the hardware implements:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > if (AnFcEn)
> > > > > > > MAC_PAUSE = Config_Reg.PAUSE & Remote_Reg.PAUSE;
> > > > > > > else
> > > > > > > MAC_PAUSE = SetFcEn;
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > In otherwords, AnFcEn controls whether the result of autonegotiation
> > > > > > > or the value of SetFcEn controls whether the MAC enables symmetric
> > > > > > > pause mode.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I should also note that in the Port Status register,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > TxFcEn = RxFcEn = MAC_PAUSE;
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So, the status register bits follow SetFcEn when AnFcEn is disabled.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > However, these bits are the only way to report the result of the
> > > > > > negotiation, which is why we use them to report back whether flow
> > > > > > control was enabled in mvneta_pcs_get_state(). These bits will be
> > > > > > ignored by phylink when ethtool -A has disabled pause negotiation,
> > > > > > and in that situation there is no way as I said to be able to read
> > > > > > the negotiation result.
> > > > >
> > > > > Ok, how about
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > > > index b1cce4425296..9b41d8ee71fb 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > > > @@ -6226,8 +6226,7 @@ static int mvpp2_gmac_pcs_config(struct phylink_pcs *pcs, unsigned int mode,
> > > > > * automatically or the bits in MVPP22_GMAC_CTRL_4_REG
> > > > > * manually controls the GMAC pause modes.
> > > > > */
> > > > > - if (permit_pause_to_mac)
> > > > > - val |= MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG;
> > > > > + val |= MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG;
> > > > >
> > > > > /* Configure advertisement bits */
> > > > > mask |= MVPP2_GMAC_FC_ADV_EN | MVPP2_GMAC_FC_ADV_ASM_EN;
> > > > > @@ -6525,6 +6524,9 @@ static void mvpp2_mac_link_up(struct phylink_config *config,
> > > > > }
> > > > > } else {
> > > > > if (!phylink_autoneg_inband(mode)) {
> > > > > + bool cur_tx_pause, cur_rx_pause;
> > > > > + u32 status0 = readl(port->base + MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0);
> > > > > +
> > > > > val = MVPP2_GMAC_FORCE_LINK_PASS;
> > > > >
> > > > > if (speed == SPEED_1000 || speed == SPEED_2500)
> > > > > @@ -6535,11 +6537,18 @@ static void mvpp2_mac_link_up(struct phylink_config *config,
> > > > > if (duplex == DUPLEX_FULL)
> > > > > val |= MVPP2_GMAC_CONFIG_FULL_DUPLEX;
> > > > >
> > > > > + cur_tx_pause = status0 & MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_TX_PAUSE;
> > > > > + cur_rx_pause = status0 & MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_RX_PAUSE;
> > > >
> > > > I think you haven't understood everything I've said. These status bits
> > > > report what the MAC is doing. They do not reflect what was negotiated
> > > > _unless_ MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG was set.
> > > >
> > > > So, if we clear MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG, these bits will follow
> > > > MVPP22_XLG_CTRL0_TX_FLOW_CTRL_EN and MVPP22_XLG_CTRL0_RX_FLOW_CTRL_EN.
> > > >
> > > > Let's say we apply this patch. tx/rx pause are negotiated and enabled.
> > > > So cur_tx_pause and cur_rx_pause are both true.
> > > >
> > > > We change the pause settings, forcing tx pause only. This causes
> > > > pcs_config to be called which sets MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG, and
> > > > then link_up gets called with the differing settings. We clear
> > > > MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG and force the pause settings. We now
> > > > have the status register containing MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_TX_PAUSE set
> > > > but MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_RX_PAUSE clear.
> > > >
> > > > The link goes down e.g. because the remote end has changed and comes
> > > > back. We read the status register and see MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_TX_PAUSE
> > > > is set and MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_RX_PAUSE is still clear. tx_pause is
> > > > true and rx_pause is false. These agree with the settings, so we
> > > > then set MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG.
> > > >
> > > > If the link goes down and up again, then this cycle repeats - the
> > > > status register will now have both MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_TX_PAUSE and
> > > > MVPP2_GMAC_STATUS0_RX_PAUSE set, so we clear
> > > > MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG. If the link goes down/up again, we flip
> > > > back to re-enabling MVPP2_GMAC_FLOW_CTRL_AUTONEG.
> > >
> > > The toggling is not really a problem, since we always correct the pause
> > > mode as soon as we notice.
> >
> > When do we "notice" ? We don't regularly poll on these platforms, we
> > rely on interrupts.
>
> When the link comes back up again.

So we end up with link-down-link-up and the settings are wrong.
The next time the link goes down and up, the settings are corrected
as I described. The next time the link goes down and up, the settings
are again wrong. etc. I don't consider this acceptable.

> > > The real issue would be if we don't notice
> > > because the link went down and back up in between calls to
> > > phylink_resolve.
> >
> > Err no. If the link goes down and back up, one of the things the code
> > is structured to ensure is that phylink_resolve gets called, _and_ that
> > we will see a link-down-link-up.
>
> Great. Then the above will work fine. Because we always set the pause
> mode in mac_link_up, it's OK to have the pause be incorrect in the time
> between when it comes up and when mac_link_up is called. The result of
> the pause from get_state will not be what was negotiated, but that is OK
> because we discard it anyway.

I can't tell whether you are intentionally misinterpreting to try and
get your way or not, but I've now said several times that your proposal
will _not_ work, yet you keep with some weird idea that I'm somehow
agreeing with you.

I'm not.

> I think my primary issue with the name is that it is named after its
> purpose in the marvell hardware, and not after the user setting. That
> is, we have something like
>
> if (pause_autonegotiation_enabled())
> permit_pause_to_mac()
>
> So the generic interface should be named after the condition and not
> the body.
>
> If this parameter got moved to mac_link_up, I think the following would
> be good:
>
> @autonegotiated_pause: This indicates whether the pause settings are a
> result of autonegotiation or whether they were manually configured. Some
> MACs are tightly coupled to their PCSs and have a hardware
> implementation of linkmode_resolve_pause() which sets their pause mode
> based on the autonegotiated pause mode. For these MACs, disabling this
> hardware implementation may inhibit their ability to determine the
> autonegotiated pause mode, so it should only be disabled when the pause
> mode was manually set. MACs which do not have this feature/limitation
> should ignore this parameter.

I might agree with that, but I haven't read it because I'm feeling way
too frazzled this evening to do so (not your fault, just an afternoon
of pressure.)

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