Documentation: e1000: Update kernel documentation

Message ID 20180412210452.5491-1-jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com
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Delegated to: Jeff Kirsher
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Jeff Kirsher April 12, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Updated the e1000.txt kernel documentation with the latest information.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
---
 Documentation/networking/e1000.txt | 55 ++++++--------------------------------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt b/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
index 1f6ed848363d..fd4aae0d8056 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/e1000.txt
@@ -167,8 +167,8 @@  NOTE:  When e1000 is loaded with default settings and multiple adapters
 
 RxDescriptors
 -------------
-Valid Range:   80-256 for 82542 and 82543-based adapters
-               80-4096 for all other supported adapters
+Valid Range:   48-256 for 82542 and 82543-based adapters
+               48-4096 for all other supported adapters
 Default Value: 256
 
 This value specifies the number of receive buffer descriptors allocated
@@ -230,8 +230,8 @@  speed.  Duplex should also be set when Speed is set to either 10 or 100.
 
 TxDescriptors
 -------------
-Valid Range:   80-256 for 82542 and 82543-based adapters
-               80-4096 for all other supported adapters
+Valid Range:   48-256 for 82542 and 82543-based adapters
+               48-4096 for all other supported adapters
 Default Value: 256
 
 This value is the number of transmit descriptors allocated by the driver.
@@ -242,41 +242,10 @@  NOTE:  Depending on the available system resources, the request for a
        higher number of transmit descriptors may be denied.  In this case,
        use a lower number.
 
-TxDescriptorStep
-----------------
-Valid Range:    1 (use every Tx Descriptor)
-                4 (use every 4th Tx Descriptor)
-
-Default Value:  1 (use every Tx Descriptor)
-
-On certain non-Intel architectures, it has been observed that intense TX
-traffic bursts of short packets may result in an improper descriptor
-writeback. If this occurs, the driver will report a "TX Timeout" and reset
-the adapter, after which the transmit flow will restart, though data may
-have stalled for as much as 10 seconds before it resumes.
-
-The improper writeback does not occur on the first descriptor in a system
-memory cache-line, which is typically 32 bytes, or 4 descriptors long.
-
-Setting TxDescriptorStep to a value of 4 will ensure that all TX descriptors
-are aligned to the start of a system memory cache line, and so this problem
-will not occur.
-
-NOTES: Setting TxDescriptorStep to 4 effectively reduces the number of
-       TxDescriptors available for transmits to 1/4 of the normal allocation.
-       This has a possible negative performance impact, which may be
-       compensated for by allocating more descriptors using the TxDescriptors
-       module parameter.
-
-       There are other conditions which may result in "TX Timeout", which will
-       not be resolved by the use of the TxDescriptorStep parameter. As the
-       issue addressed by this parameter has never been observed on Intel
-       Architecture platforms, it should not be used on Intel platforms.
-
 TxIntDelay
 ----------
 Valid Range:   0-65535 (0=off)
-Default Value: 64
+Default Value: 8
 
 This value delays the generation of transmit interrupts in units of
 1.024 microseconds.  Transmit interrupt reduction can improve CPU
@@ -288,7 +257,7 @@  TxAbsIntDelay
 -------------
 (This parameter is supported only on 82540, 82545 and later adapters.)
 Valid Range:   0-65535 (0=off)
-Default Value: 64
+Default Value: 32
 
 This value, in units of 1.024 microseconds, limits the delay in which a
 transmit interrupt is generated.  Useful only if TxIntDelay is non-zero,
@@ -310,7 +279,7 @@  Copybreak
 ---------
 Valid Range:   0-xxxxxxx (0=off)
 Default Value: 256
-Usage: insmod e1000.ko copybreak=128
+Usage: modprobe e1000.ko copybreak=128
 
 Driver copies all packets below or equaling this size to a fresh RX
 buffer before handing it up the stack.
@@ -328,14 +297,6 @@  Default Value:  0 (disabled)
 Allows PHY to turn off in lower power states. The user can turn off
 this parameter in supported chipsets.
 
-KumeranLockLoss
----------------
-Valid Range: 0-1
-Default Value: 1 (enabled)
-
-This workaround skips resetting the PHY at shutdown for the initial
-silicon releases of ICH8 systems.
-
 Speed and Duplex Configuration
 ==============================
 
@@ -435,7 +396,7 @@  Additional Configurations
   version 1.6 or later is required for this functionality.
 
   The latest release of ethtool can be found from
-  https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
+  http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
 
   Enabling Wake on LAN* (WoL)
   ---------------------------