ruby: Fix garnet's round robin arbitration for vc selection
Garnet utilizes round robin policy to select a VC for
transmission ar Network Interface and Routers. The current logic
for round robin is only fair if all the virtual networks are active
at a given router. If the router or network interface is not
receiving traffic in from any vnet then the priority is always taken
up by the next vnet in numerically (or loops back to 0).
This fix changes the way we perform round robin arbitration. When
a VC is selected in a cycle, the round robin pointer is set to the VC
next to it and is iterated from there on. If any VC does not have a
flit in a given cycle, it will lose its turn until the next round.
At maximum traffic this will model round robin correctly even if
a certain VNET is not active at that unit.
Reviewed-by: Jieming Yin <Jieming.Yin@amd.com>
Maintainer: Jason Lowe-Power <email@example.com>
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