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net: Add Keystone NetCP ethernet driver support

From:  Santosh Shilimkar <>
To:  <>
Subject:  [PATCH 0/2] net: Add Keystone NetCP ethernet driver support
Date:  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:21:13 -0400
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  <>, <>, <>, Santosh Shilimkar <>, David Miller <>, Rob Herring <>, Grant Likely <>, Sandeep Nair <>
Archive-link:  Article

Couple of patches to add Keystone NetCP ethernet driver support.

The network coprocessor (NetCP) is a hardware accelerator that processes
Ethernet packets. NetCP has a gigabit Ethernet (GbE) subsystem with a ethernet
switch sub-module to send and receive packets. NetCP also includes a packet
accelerator (PA) module to perform packet classification operations such as
header matching, and packet modification operations such as checksum
generation. NetCP can also optionally include a Security Accelerator(SA)
capable of performing IPSec operations on ingress/egress packets.
Keystone SoC's also have a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Subsystem (XGbE) which
includes a 3-port Ethernet switch sub-module capable of 10Gb/s and
1Gb/s rates per Ethernet port.
NetCP driver has a plug-in module architecture where each of the NetCP
sub-modules exist as a loadable kernel module which plug in to the netcp
core. These sub-modules are represented as "netcp-devices" in the dts
bindings. It is mandatory to have the ethernet switch sub-module for
the ethernet interface to be operational. Any other sub-module like the
PA is optional.

Both GBE and XGBE network processors supported using common driver. It
is also designed to handle future variants of NetCP.

Cc: David Miller <>
Cc: Rob Herring <>
Cc: Grant Likely <>
Cc: Sandeep Nair <>

Sandeep Nair (2):
  Documentation: dt: net: Add binding doc for Keystone NetCP ethernet
  net: Add Keystone NetCP ethernet driver

 .../devicetree/bindings/net/keystone-netcp.txt     |  197 ++
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Kconfig                    |   16 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/Makefile                   |    4 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp.h                    |  226 ++
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_core.c               | 2194 ++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_ethss.c              | 2177 +++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_sgmii.c              |  130 ++
 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_xgbepcsr.c           |  502 +++++
 8 files changed, 5443 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/keystone-netcp.txt
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp.h
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_core.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_ethss.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_sgmii.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/ti/netcp_xgbepcsr.c


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