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-DM9000 Network driver
-=====================
-
-Copyright 2008 Simtec Electronics,
- Ben Dooks <ben@simtec.co.uk> <ben-linux@fluff.org>
-
-
-Introduction
-------------
-
-This file describes how to use the DM9000 platform-device based network driver
-that is contained in the files drivers/net/dm9000.c and drivers/net/dm9000.h.
-
-The driver supports three DM9000 variants, the DM9000E which is the first chip
-supported as well as the newer DM9000A and DM9000B devices. It is currently
-maintained and tested by Ben Dooks, who should be CC: to any patches for this
-driver.
-
-
-Defining the platform device
-----------------------------
-
-The minimum set of resources attached to the platform device are as follows:
-
- 1) The physical address of the address register
- 2) The physical address of the data register
- 3) The IRQ line the device's interrupt pin is connected to.
-
-These resources should be specified in that order, as the ordering of the
-two address regions is important (the driver expects these to be address
-and then data).
-
-An example from arch/arm/mach-s3c2410/mach-bast.c is:
-
-static struct resource bast_dm9k_resource[] = {
- [0] = {
- .start = S3C2410_CS5 + BAST_PA_DM9000,
- .end = S3C2410_CS5 + BAST_PA_DM9000 + 3,
- .flags = IORESOURCE_MEM,
- },
- [1] = {
- .start = S3C2410_CS5 + BAST_PA_DM9000 + 0x40,
- .end = S3C2410_CS5 + BAST_PA_DM9000 + 0x40 + 0x3f,
- .flags = IORESOURCE_MEM,
- },
- [2] = {
- .start = IRQ_DM9000,
- .end = IRQ_DM9000,
- .flags = IORESOURCE_IRQ | IORESOURCE_IRQ_HIGHLEVEL,
- }
-};
-
-static struct platform_device bast_device_dm9k = {
- .name = "dm9000",
- .id = 0,
- .num_resources = ARRAY_SIZE(bast_dm9k_resource),
- .resource = bast_dm9k_resource,
-};
-
-Note the setting of the IRQ trigger flag in bast_dm9k_resource[2].flags,
-as this will generate a warning if it is not present. The trigger from
-the flags field will be passed to request_irq() when registering the IRQ
-handler to ensure that the IRQ is setup correctly.
-
-This shows a typical platform device, without the optional configuration
-platform data supplied. The next example uses the same resources, but adds
-the optional platform data to pass extra configuration data:
-
-static struct dm9000_plat_data bast_dm9k_platdata = {
- .flags = DM9000_PLATF_16BITONLY,
-};
-
-static struct platform_device bast_device_dm9k = {
- .name = "dm9000",
- .id = 0,
- .num_resources = ARRAY_SIZE(bast_dm9k_resource),
- .resource = bast_dm9k_resource,
- .dev = {
- .platform_data = &bast_dm9k_platdata,
- }
-};
-
-The platform data is defined in include/linux/dm9000.h and described below.
-
-
-Platform data
--------------
-
-Extra platform data for the DM9000 can describe the IO bus width to the
-device, whether or not an external PHY is attached to the device and
-the availability of an external configuration EEPROM.
-
-The flags for the platform data .flags field are as follows:
-
-DM9000_PLATF_8BITONLY
-
- The IO should be done with 8bit operations.
-
-DM9000_PLATF_16BITONLY
-
- The IO should be done with 16bit operations.
-
-DM9000_PLATF_32BITONLY
-
- The IO should be done with 32bit operations.
-
-DM9000_PLATF_EXT_PHY
-
- The chip is connected to an external PHY.
-
-DM9000_PLATF_NO_EEPROM
-
- This can be used to signify that the board does not have an
- EEPROM, or that the EEPROM should be hidden from the user.
-
-DM9000_PLATF_SIMPLE_PHY
-
- Switch to using the simpler PHY polling method which does not
- try and read the MII PHY state regularly. This is only available
- when using the internal PHY. See the section on link state polling
- for more information.
-
- The config symbol DM9000_FORCE_SIMPLE_PHY_POLL, Kconfig entry
- "Force simple NSR based PHY polling" allows this flag to be
- forced on at build time.
-
-
-PHY Link state polling
-----------------------
-
-The driver keeps track of the link state and informs the network core
-about link (carrier) availability. This is managed by several methods
-depending on the version of the chip and on which PHY is being used.
-
-For the internal PHY, the original (and currently default) method is
-to read the MII state, either when the status changes if we have the
-necessary interrupt support in the chip or every two seconds via a
-periodic timer.
-
-To reduce the overhead for the internal PHY, there is now the option
-of using the DM9000_FORCE_SIMPLE_PHY_POLL config, or DM9000_PLATF_SIMPLE_PHY
-platform data option to read the summary information without the
-expensive MII accesses. This method is faster, but does not print
-as much information.
-
-When using an external PHY, the driver currently has to poll the MII
-link status as there is no method for getting an interrupt on link change.
-
-
-DM9000A / DM9000B
------------------
-
-These chips are functionally similar to the DM9000E and are supported easily
-by the same driver. The features are:
-
- 1) Interrupt on internal PHY state change. This means that the periodic
- polling of the PHY status may be disabled on these devices when using
- the internal PHY.
-
- 2) TCP/UDP checksum offloading, which the driver does not currently support.
-
-
-ethtool
--------
-
-The driver supports the ethtool interface for access to the driver
-state information, the PHY state and the EEPROM.