1 Gbps MAC debugging continues on the weekend
Today, it turned out that 1 Gbps MAC was actually dropping packets. I tried to debug this by
1) Creating simulation environment for the entire design (packetizer + MAC)
2) Changing transmit fifo depth in gigmac from 6 to 12 and up
3) Creating internal reset for packetizer as the actual design gets reset externally from FPGA. Look at lines 148-155
Right now, simulation is not working as gemac_ready signal (see above pastebin) which is reset for packetizer is still not toggling. I shall look at it tomorrow Monday, although Monday is a special day.
If this doesn't really work, then Chipscope is the next step. There is a possibility that 1 Gbps MAC cannot handle such high HDMI throughput but that is what i am after to confirm.