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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 net-next] mdio_bus: Issue GPIO RESET to PHYs.
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 05:11:53PM +0300, Roger Quadros wrote:
> Some boards [1] leave the PHYs at an invalid state
> during system power-up or reset thus causing unreliability
> issues with the PHY which manifests as PHY not being detected
> or link not functional. To fix this, these PHYs need to be RESET
> via a GPIO connected to the PHY's RESET pin.
> Some boards have a single GPIO controlling the PHY RESET pin of all
> PHYs on the bus whereas some others have separate GPIOs controlling
> individual PHY RESETs.
> In both cases, the RESET de-assertion cannot be done in the PHY driver
> as the PHY will not probe till its reset is de-asserted.
> So do the RESET de-assertion in the MDIO bus driver.
> [1] - am572x-idk, am571x-idk, a437x-idk
> Signed-off-by: Roger Quadros <>

Hi Roger

Thanks for doing a generic solutions and the MDIO DT documentation.

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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