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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] net: phy: Fix PHY AN done state machine for interrupt driven PHYs
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Hi,

On 28/03/17 13:05, Roger Quadros wrote:
> +Andrew Davis & Sekhar.
>
> Hi,
>
> Andrew Davis posted a few comments offline which I'm clarifying here.
>
> On 27/03/17 14:59, Roger Quadros wrote:
>> The Ethernet link on an interrupt driven PHY was not coming up if the
>> Ethernet cable was plugged before the Ethernet interface was brought up.
>>
>> The PHY state machine seems to be stuck from RUNNING to AN state
>> with no new interrupts from the PHY. So it doesn't know when the
>> PHY Auto-negotiation has been completed and doesn't transition to RUNNING
>> state with ANEG done thus netif_carrier_on() is never called.
>>
>> NOTE: genphy_config_aneg() will not restart PHY Auto-negotiation of
>> advertisement parameters didn't change.
>
> Is phy->config_aneg expected to *always* restart auto-negotiation even if
> advertisement parameters didn't change?
> If so then we'll need to fix genphy_config_aneg().
>
>>
>> Fix this by scheduling the PHY state machine in phy_start_aneg().
>> There is no way of knowing in phy.c whether auto-negotiation was
>> restarted or not by the PHY driver so we just wait for the next
>> poll/interrupt to update the PHY state machine.
>>
>> Fixes: 3c293f4e08b5 ("net: phy: Trigger state machine on state change and not polling.")
>> Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v4.9+
>> Signed-off-by: Roger Quadros <rogerq@ti.com>
>> ---
>> v3: Fix typo in commit message
>>
>> drivers/net/phy/phy.c | 4 ++++
>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
>> index 1be69d8..49dedf8 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
>> @@ -630,6 +630,10 @@ int phy_start_aneg(struct phy_device *phydev)
>>
>> out_unlock:
>> mutex_unlock(&phydev->lock);
>> + if (!err && phy_interrupt_is_valid(phydev))
>> + queue_delayed_work(system_power_efficient_wq,
>> + &phydev->state_queue, HZ);
>> +
>> return err;
>> }
>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(phy_start_aneg);
>>
>
> There is still room for optimization for interrupt driven PHYs as I still
> see a delay of 1 second between "ifconfig ethx up" and link status coming up
> if cable was already plugged in. In fact if Auto-negotiation was already completed
> and not required to be restarted, the PHY state machine should have move from
> AN to RUNNING instantly without expecting a PHY interrupt.
>
> How can we get rid of the unnecessary delay in the case where auto-negotiation
> is not restarted?
> Should we check for phy_aneg_done() immediately after issuing a phy_start_aneg()
> in phy_state_machine() and switch from PHY_AN to PHY_RUNNING?
>
> This should avoid the need to re-schedule the state machine in phy_start_angeg().

Any comments on my questions?

cheers,
-roger

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