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imx6UL ethernet switching performance

Question asked by vladislavkasik on Jan 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2016 by bpe



Does i.MX6 Ultralite support any kind of hardware acceleration of Ethernet switching on its two Ethernet interfaces? And if yes how to enable it?


If I compile and use the Linux Ethernet bridge module, then system load at maximum 100Mbit throughput is approximately 50% when 1500 byte packets are used. If smaller packets are used then the system load goes easily to 100%.


Platform used: IMX6UL-EVK


Kernel/BSP: Linux imx6ulevk 3.14.38-6UL_ga+ge4944a5 (compiled with bridge module)

Traffic generator: iperf -s / iperf -c

Load test: sar -u 5 100


Thank you very much beforehand.