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    SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH] Fixes for ULi5261 (tulip driver)
    On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:19:19AM +0200, Pozsar Balazs wrote:
    > The funny thing is that it seems the _first_ phy_read call always
    > returns only when the 0x8000 bit is gone (I got this while loop from the
    > xircom_tulip driver).

    That's pretty much the answer I was suspecting. Sounds like the read
    is doing some sort of flush. Unfortunately I can't find any docs, so
    I'd rather keep things as close to the old code as possible to avoid
    breaking other cards. Does something like this also work?

    udelay(500); /* Paranoia - phy_read() may be sufficient */
    if (phy_read(db->ioaddr, db->phy_addr, 0, db->chip_id) & 0x8000)
    printk("some useful error message");

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