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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 3/6] net: stmmac: start phylink before setting up hardware
On Tue, Feb 07, 2023 at 03:41:35PM +0100, Clément Léger wrote:
> Le Mon, 16 Jan 2023 10:53:49 +0000,
> "Russell King (Oracle)" <linux@armlinux.org.uk> a écrit :
>
> > On Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 11:39:23AM +0100, Clément Léger wrote:
> > > diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> > > index f2247b8cf0a3..88c941003855 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
> > > @@ -3818,6 +3818,12 @@ static int __stmmac_open(struct net_device *dev,
> > > }
> > > }
> > >
> > > + /* We need to setup the phy & PCS before accessing the stmmac registers
> > > + * because in some cases (RZ/N1), if the stmmac IP is not clocked by the
> > > + * PCS, hardware init will fail because it lacks a RGMII RX clock.
> > > + */
> > > + phylink_start(priv->phylink);
> >
> > So what happens if you end up with the mac_link_up method being called
> > at this point in the driver, before the hardware has been setup ?
> >
> > If you use a fixed-link, that's a real possibility.
>
> I actually have this setup. On the board, one GMAC is connected to a
> DSA switch using a fixed-link and the other using the PCS such as added
> by this series.
>
> From what I see, indeed, the mac_link_up() function is called before
> stmmac_hw_setup(). This does not seems to have any effect on my setup
> (except making it working of course) but I agree this is clearly not
> ideal.
>
> What I could do is adding a function in the miic pcs driver that could
> be called from my rzn1 stmmac probe function to actually configure the
> PCS at probe time based on the detected "phy-mode". Does that seems
> better to you ?

I think Clark Wang is also working on addressing a very similar problem
with stmmac. Please can you check out his work first, he's adding a new
function to phylink to bring the PHY up early in the resume path.

I would like you both to work together to address what seems to be the
same issue.

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