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About Ethernet TX ring dump

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Contributor I

When data communication via Ethernet, data communication was disconnected.

In this case, we saw following message log using iMX6soloX.

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fec 2188000.ethernet eth0: TX ring dump
Nr SC addr len SKB
0 0x1c00 0x00000000 1460 (null)
0x1400 0x00000000 54 (null)
0x1c00 0x00000000 1460 (null)
0x1400 0x00000000 54 (null)

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How can I resolve this problem?

My setting is the following.

- I used iPerf3

   PC(iperf3 client) --- iMX6sx device -- PC(iperf3 server)

- iMX6sx device uses 1000BASE LAN. LAN is connected to PCs.

- iperf3 command is the following.

    Client : iperf3 -t 86400 -c 192.168.2.100 -b 250M --logfile xxxxx

    Server: iperf3 -s --logfile yyyyyy

[Note]

- I already refer community https://community.nxp.com/thread/432988 .

  This patch is already included.

Thanks,

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NXP TechSupport

Hello,

       I found the following recommendation, which can help:
In fec.h, you can find TX_RING_SIZE line, like below; and you can increase it.

#define TX_RING_SIZE 512 ( or 1024 etc)

Regards,

Yuri.

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Contributor I

Hi Yuri-san,

Thank you for your comment.

I modified TX_RING_SIZE to 1024.
However, I saw this issue again.

Are there other ways to improve? 

Thanks,

Taihei.

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NXP TechSupport

Hello,

  perhaps it makes sense to try iperf2 instead of iperf3, as mentioned in the following

Community thread.

IMX6D Poor Ethernet Performance (UDP) 

Regards,

Yuri.

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Contributor I

Hi Yuri,

Thank you for your comment.

I used iperf2. As a result, I saw Tx ring dump. However, iperf2 TCP communication did not disconnect.

iperfresultNote
iperf3Tx ring dump occurredTCP data communication was disconnected
iperf2Tx ring dump occurredTCP data communication was not disconnected

I have a question from the results above.

If Ether Tx ring dump occurred, is it possible to data communication continually on same session?

Regarding the community thread (IMX6D Poor Ethernet Performance (UDP)) and Tx ring dump issues above, are the iperf3 issue related?

Why does Ether Tx ring dump happen?

Thanks,

Taihei

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NXP TechSupport

Hello,

   Although the ENET restriction of i.MX6Q is not mentioned for i.MX 6SX, nevertheless,

I think, general system performance issue can take place here. Is it possible to decrease
Ethernet load in Your tests?

Regards,

Yuri.

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Contributor I

Hi, 

Thank you for your comment.

> I think, general system performance issue can take place here. 

Does high-speed Ether communication cause "Tx ring dump" due to general system performance?

Also, is there a limit to the communication speed of Ether?

I don't have the results of tests that have reduced the load on Ethernet.

If I have it, I'll share to you.

Thanks,

Taihei

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NXP TechSupport

Hello,

   i.MX6SX single Ethernet 1G connection should work, but I am not sure 
regarding dual ENET, using just for Ethernet applications, such Ethernet switch.

Regards,

Yuri.

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