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From: "Pali Rohár" <email@example.com>
To: Madalin Bucur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Andrew Lunn <email@example.com>,
Igal Liberman <Igal.Liberman@freescale.com>,
Shruti Kanetkar <Shruti@freescale.com>,
Emil Medve <Emilian.Medve@freescale.com>,
Scott Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rob Herring <email@example.com>,
Michael Ellerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <email@example.com>,
Russell King <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Camelia Alexandra Groza (OSS)" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 19:32:44 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210604173244.qonw5wsn3pq6gyjf@pali> (raw)
On Friday 04 June 2021 07:35:33 Madalin Bucur wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Pali Rohár <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: 03 June 2021 22:49
> > To: Andrew Lunn <email@example.com>
> > Cc: Igal Liberman <Igal.Liberman@freescale.com>; Shruti Kanetkar
> > <Shruti@freescale.com>; Emil Medve <Emilian.Medve@freescale.com>; Scott
> > Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Rob Herring <email@example.com>; Michael
> > Ellerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> > <email@example.com>; Madalin Bucur <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Russell
> > King <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> > email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in
> > arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts
> > On Thursday 03 June 2021 17:12:31 Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 03, 2021 at 04:34:53PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > > Hello!
> > > >
> > > > In commit 84e0f1c13806 ("powerpc/mpc85xx: Add MDIO bus muxing support
> > to
> > > > the board device tree(s)") was added following DT property into DT
> > node:
> > > > arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts fm1mac3: ethernet@e4000
> > > >
> > > > phy-connection-type = "sgmii-2500";
> > > >
> > > > But currently kernel does not recognize this "sgmii-2500" phy mode.
> > See
> > > > file include/linux/phy.h. In my opinion it should be "2500base-x" as
> > > > this is mode which operates at 2.5 Gbps.
> > > >
> > > > I do not think that sgmii-2500 mode exist at all (correct me if I'm
> > > > wrong).
> > >
> > > Kind of exist, unofficially. Some vendors run SGMII over clocked at
> > > 2500. But there is no standard for it, and it is unclear how inband
> > > signalling should work. Whenever i see code saying 2.5G SGMII, i
> > > always ask, are you sure, is it really 2500BaseX? Mostly it gets
> > > changed to 2500BaseX after review.
> > So this is question for authors of that commit 84e0f1c13806. But it
> > looks like I cannot send them emails because of following error:
> > <Minghuan.Lian@freescale.com>: connect to freescale.com[184.108.40.206]:25:
> > Connection timed out
> > Do you have other way how to contact maintainers of that DTS file?
> > arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts
> > > PHY mode sgmii-2500 does not exist in mainline.
> > Yes, this is reason why I sent this email. In DTS is specified this mode
> > which does not exist.
> > > Andrew
> Hi, the Freescale emails no longer work, years after Freescale joined NXP.
> Also, the first four recipients no longer work for NXP.
> In regards to the sgmii-2500 you see in the device tree, it describes SGMII
> overclocked to 2.5Gbps, with autonegotiation disabled.
> A quote from a long time ago, from someone from the HW team on this:
> The industry consensus is that 2.5G SGMII is overclocked 1G SGMII
> using XAUI electricals. For the PCS and MAC layers, it looks exactly
> like 1G SGMII, just with a faster clock.
SGMII supports 1 Gbps speed and also 100 / 10 Mbps by repeating frame 10
or 100 times.
So... if this HW has 2.5G SGMII (sgmii-2500) as 2.5x overclocked SGMII,
does it mean that 2.5G SGMII supports 25 Mbps and 250 Mbps speeds by
repeating frame 10 and 100 times (like for 1G SGMII)?
> The statement that it does not exist is not accurate, it exists in HW, and
> it is described as such in the device tree. Whether or not it is properly
> treated in SW it's another discussion. In 2015, when this was submitted,
> there were no other 2.5G compatibles in use, if I'm not mistaken.
Yea, I understand. If at that time there was no sw support, "something"
> 2500Base-X started to be added to device trees four years later, it should
> be compatible/interworking but it is less specific on the actual implementation
> details (denotes 2.5G speed, 8b/10b coding, which is true for this overclocked
> SGMII). If they are compatible, SW should probably treat them in the same manner.
1000base-x and SGMII are not same modes. E.g. SGMII support 10 Mbps
while 1000base-x not. So in my opinion 1000base-x and SGMII should not
be treated as the same mode (in SW).
I'm not sure how what exactly SGMII-2500 supports, but as 2500base-x
does not support 25 Mbps speed I do not think that SGMII-2500 is same as
But now I'm totally confused by all these modes, so I hope that somebody
else tries to explain what kernel expects and how kernel treats these
> There were some discussions a while ago about the mix or even confusion between
> the actual HW description (that's what the dts is supposed to do) and the settings
> one wants to represent in SW (i.e. speed) denoted loosely by denominations like
> 10G Base-R.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-06-04 17:32 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-06-03 14:34 Pali Rohár
2021-06-03 15:12 ` Andrew Lunn
2021-06-03 19:48 ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-04 7:35 ` Madalin Bucur
2021-06-04 17:32 ` Pali Rohár [this message]
2021-06-04 19:13 ` Madalin Bucur
2021-06-04 19:27 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-06-04 19:39 ` Madalin Bucur
2021-06-04 20:00 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-06-04 21:37 ` Madalin Bucur
2021-06-04 20:23 ` Andrew Lunn
2021-06-04 21:47 ` Madalin Bucur
2021-06-04 23:34 ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-05 0:33 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-06-05 12:26 ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-06-05 12:50 ` What is inside GPON SFP module? (Was: Re: Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts) Pali Rohár
2021-06-05 13:04 ` Hauke Mehrtens
2021-06-05 13:31 ` What is inside GPON SFP module? Pali Rohár
2021-06-05 14:17 ` Hauke Mehrtens
2021-06-05 14:41 ` What is inside GPON SFP module? (Was: Re: Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts) Russell King (Oracle)
2021-06-08 10:33 ` What is inside GPON SFP module? Pali Rohár
2021-06-19 20:35 ` Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts Pali Rohár
2021-07-04 13:43 ` [PATCH] powerpc/fsl/dts: Fix phy-connection-type for fm1mac3 Pali Rohár
2021-07-14 17:11 ` Scott Wood
2021-08-27 11:38 ` Pali Rohár
2021-09-28 21:39 ` Pali Rohár
2021-09-29 14:25 ` Andrew Lunn
2021-10-02 9:06 ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-04 23:18 ` Unsupported phy-connection-type sgmii-2500 in arch/powerpc/boot/dts/fsl/t1023rdb.dts Pali Rohár
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