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Ansuel Smith April 23, 2021, 1:47 a.m. UTC
Currently qca8337 switch are widely used on ipq8064 based router.
On these particular router it was notice a very unstable switch with
port not link detected as link with unknown speed, port dropping
randomly and general unreliability. Lots of testing and comparison
between this dsa driver and the original qsdk driver showed lack of some
additional delay and values. A main difference arised from the original
driver and the dsa one. The original driver didn't use MASTER regs to
read phy status and the dedicated mdio driver worked correctly. Now that
the dsa driver actually use these regs, it was found that these special
read/write operation required mutual exclusion to normal
qca8k_read/write operation. The add of mutex for these operation fixed
the random port dropping and now only the actual linked port randomly
dropped. Adding additional delay for set_page operation and fixing a bug
in the mdio dedicated driver fixed also this problem. The current driver
requires also more time to apply vlan switch. All of these changes and
tweak permit a now very stable and reliable dsa driver and 0 port
dropping. This series is currently tested by at least 5 user with
different routers and all reports positive results and no problems.

Ansuel Smith (14):
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: handle error with set_page
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: tweak internal delay to oem spec
  drivers: net: mdio: mdio-ip8064: improve busy wait delay
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: apply suggested packet priority
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for qca8327 switch
  devicetree: net: dsa: qca8k: Document new compatible qca8327
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: limit priority tweak to qca8337 switch
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add GLOBAL_FC settings needed for qca8327
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for switch rev
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for specific QCA access function
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: apply switch revision fix
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: clear MASTER_EN after phy read/write
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: protect MASTER busy_wait with mdio mutex
  drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: enlarge mdio delay and timeout

 .../devicetree/bindings/net/dsa/qca8k.txt     |   1 +
 drivers/net/dsa/qca8k.c                       | 256 ++++++++++++++++--
 drivers/net/dsa/qca8k.h                       |  54 +++-
 drivers/net/mdio/mdio-ipq8064.c               |  36 ++-
 4 files changed, 304 insertions(+), 43 deletions(-)

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Florian Fainelli April 23, 2021, 1:51 a.m. UTC | #1
On 4/22/2021 6:47 PM, Ansuel Smith wrote:
> Currently qca8337 switch are widely used on ipq8064 based router.
> On these particular router it was notice a very unstable switch with
> port not link detected as link with unknown speed, port dropping
> randomly and general unreliability. Lots of testing and comparison
> between this dsa driver and the original qsdk driver showed lack of some
> additional delay and values. A main difference arised from the original
> driver and the dsa one. The original driver didn't use MASTER regs to
> read phy status and the dedicated mdio driver worked correctly. Now that
> the dsa driver actually use these regs, it was found that these special
> read/write operation required mutual exclusion to normal
> qca8k_read/write operation. The add of mutex for these operation fixed
> the random port dropping and now only the actual linked port randomly
> dropped. Adding additional delay for set_page operation and fixing a bug
> in the mdio dedicated driver fixed also this problem. The current driver
> requires also more time to apply vlan switch. All of these changes and
> tweak permit a now very stable and reliable dsa driver and 0 port
> dropping. This series is currently tested by at least 5 user with
> different routers and all reports positive results and no problems.

Since all of these changes are improvements and not really bug fixes,
please target them at the net-next tree:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst#n40

also, the subject for your patches should just be:

net: dsa: qca8k:
net: mdio: mdio-ipq8064:

to be consistent with previous submissions in these files.

> 
> Ansuel Smith (14):
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: handle error with set_page
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: tweak internal delay to oem spec
>   drivers: net: mdio: mdio-ip8064: improve busy wait delay
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: apply suggested packet priority
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for qca8327 switch
>   devicetree: net: dsa: qca8k: Document new compatible qca8327
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: limit priority tweak to qca8337 switch
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add GLOBAL_FC settings needed for qca8327
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for switch rev
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: add support for specific QCA access function
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: apply switch revision fix
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: clear MASTER_EN after phy read/write
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: protect MASTER busy_wait with mdio mutex
>   drivers: net: dsa: qca8k: enlarge mdio delay and timeout
> 
>  .../devicetree/bindings/net/dsa/qca8k.txt     |   1 +
>  drivers/net/dsa/qca8k.c                       | 256 ++++++++++++++++--
>  drivers/net/dsa/qca8k.h                       |  54 +++-
>  drivers/net/mdio/mdio-ipq8064.c               |  36 ++-
>  4 files changed, 304 insertions(+), 43 deletions(-)
>