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Monday, October 22 • 12:05 - 12:45
Networking: From the Ethernet MAC to the Link Partner - Maxime Chevallier & Antoine Ténart, Bootlin

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In the network world, the link between the Ethernet MAC controller and the network media has become more complex. PHYs can now be chained, located in SFP modules and parts of the link are now hot-pluggable.

All the components of the link communicate using a wide range of standards such as RGMII, SGMII, QSGMII, 1000BASE-X, 1000BASE-T or 10GKR, and one easily gets lost.

In this talk, we'll dive into these technologies and cover how Linux represents the link between the MAC and the link partner, with infrastructures such as phylink.

We'll also give an overview of what composes the link and the standards used.


Maxime Chevallier

Embedded Linux engineer, Bootlin
Maxime joined Bootlin in 2018, where he does Embedded Linux and kernel development. Since then, he has been working on networking drivers for MACs and PHYs, Audio drivers and more recently, V4L2 work with a complex camera setup. He also has experience working on SPI drivers, Yocto... Read More →

Antoine Tenart

Linux kernel engineer, Bootlin
Antoine is a Linux kernel engineer at Bootlin since 2014 and has been mostly working on networking (MAC, PHY, switch) and cryptography engines; on ARM, ARM64 and MIPS platforms. He also has experience in the Buildroot and Yocto/OE build systems.

Monday October 22, 2018 12:05 - 12:45 BST
Lennox 1, Level -2