Re: [REGRESSION] asix: Lots of asix_rx_fixup() errors and slow transmissions

From: John Stultz
Date: Fri May 06 2016 - 13:40:52 EST

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Dean Jenkins <Dean_Jenkins@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My conclusion is that your USB to Ethernet Adaptor is not running at high
> speed (480Mbps) mode which is causing a partial loss (corruption) of
> Ethernet frames across the USB link. A USB Protocol Analyser or software
> tool usbmon could be used to confirm this scenario.
> Therefore please retest with a working high-speed USB hub or remove the
> full-speed USB hub from the test environment and directly connect the USB to
> Ethernet Adaptor to the root hub of the USB port. Then repeat the tests to
> see whether anything improved.
> In other words, you need to eliminate the dmesg messages saying "not running
> at top speed; connect to a high speed hub".

The aarch64 system has a quirk that at the moment limits it to the
slower full-speed mode, which also exacerbates the issue (basically
taking a fairly slow 1.1.Mb/s network connection without your patch,
to an almost unusable 30Kb/s with it).

But that isn't the case on the x86_64 system, which is seeing a very
similar problem (though the performance effect isn't nearly as bad, as
the error rate in time seems relatively similar on both, and I think
my scp transmissions are cpu bound on this atom board :).