[PATCH] A new 10GB Ethernet Driver by Chelsio Communications
authorChristoph Lameter <christoph@graphe.net>
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 21:34:31 +0000 (13:34 -0800)
committerJeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>
Sun, 15 May 2005 23:15:02 +0000 (19:15 -0400)
[PATCH] A new 10GB Ethernet Driver by Chelsio Communications

A Linux driver for the Chelsio 10Gb Ethernet Network Controller by Chelsio
(http://www.chelsio.com).  This driver supports the Chelsio N210 NIC and is
backward compatible with the Chelsio N110 model 10Gb NICs.  It supports
AMD64, EM64T and x86 systems.

Signed-off-by: Tina Yang <tinay@chelsio.com>
Signed-off-by: Scott Bardone <sbardone@chelsio.com>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com>

Adrian said:

- my3126.c is unused (because t1_my3126_ops isn't used anywhere)
- what are the EXTRA_CFLAGS in drivers/net/chelsio/Makefile for?
- $(cxgb-y) in drivers/net/chelsio/Makefile seems to be unneeded
- completely unused global functions:
  - espi.c: t1_espi_get_intr_counts
  - sge.c: t1_sge_get_intr_counts
- the following functions can be made static:
  - sge.c: t1_espi_workaround
  - sge.c: t1_sge_tx
  - subr.c: __t1_tpi_read
  - subr.c: __t1_tpi_write
  - subr.c: t1_wait_op_done

shemminger said:

The performance recommendations in cxgb.txt are common to all fast devices,
and should be in one file rather than just for this device. I would rather
see ip-sysctl.txt updated or a new file on tuning recommendations started.
Some of them have consequences that aren't documented well.
For example, turning off TCP timestamps risks data corruption from sequence wrap.

A new driver shouldn't need so may #ifdef's unless you want to putit on older
vendor versions of 2.4

Some accessor and wrapper functions like:
are just annoying noise.

Why have useless dead code like:

/* Interrupt handler */
+static int pm3393_interrupt_handler(struct cmac *cmac)
+       u32 master_intr_status;
+    1. Read master interrupt register.
+    2. Read BLOCK's interrupt status registers.
+    3. Handle BLOCK interrupts.

Jeff said:

step 1:  kill all the OS wrappers.

 And do you really need hooks for multiple MACs, when only one MAC is
 really supported?  Typically these hooks are at a higher level anyway --
 struct net_device.

From: Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter

Driver modified as suggested by Pekka Enberg, Stephen Hemminger and Andrian
Bunk.  Reduces the size of the driver to ~260k.

- clean up tabs
- removed my3126.c
- removed 85% of suni1x10gexp_regs.h
- removed 80% of regs.h
- removed various calls, renamed variables/functions.
- removed system specific and other wrappers (usleep, msleep)
- removed dead code
- dropped redundant casts in osdep.h
- dropped redundant check of kfree
- dropped weird code (MODVERSIONS stuff)
- reduced number of #ifdefs
- use kcalloc now instead of kmalloc
- Add information about known issues with the driver
- Add information about authors

Signed-off-by: Scott Bardone <sbardone@chelsio.com>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>

diff -puN /dev/null Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt
24 files changed:
Documentation/networking/cxgb.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/Makefile [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/ch_ethtool.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/common.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/cphy.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/cpl5_cmd.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/cxgb2.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/cxgb2.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/elmer0.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/espi.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/espi.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/gmac.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/mv88x201x.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/osdep.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/pm3393.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/regs.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/sge.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/sge.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/subr.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/suni1x10gexp_regs.h [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/tp.c [new file with mode: 0644]
drivers/net/chelsio/tp.h [new file with mode: 0644]