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Networking overview

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

This article explains how net devices are mapped to the Linux® kernel netdevice stack.

1. Purpose[edit source]

This article introduces the Linux® kernel netdevice. Its purpose is to provide to newcomers some first insights regarding networking. The other articles referenced in this page provide detailed information about each component connected to netdevice.

2. System overview[edit source]

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Networking Overview

On STM32MP1 series, the netdevice stack is used for two purposes: CAN and Ethernet. A more detailed block diagram of each interface is available in dedicated pages: CAN and Ethernet.
Linux® community offers several links to help understanding the netdevice stack:

  • Kernel networking flow [1],
  • Kernel networking documentation[2]

3. References[edit source]

  1. [1], Kernel networking flow
  2. Kernel networking documentation