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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: phy: add suspend_halted module param
On 02/24/2014 08:15 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 05:58:39PM +0100, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
>> commit 1211ce53077164e0d34641d0ca5fb4d4a7574498
>> ("net: phy: resume/suspend PHYs on attach/detach")
>> introduced a feature to suspend PHYs when entering halted state.
>> Unfortunately, not all bootloaders properly power-up PHYs on reset
>> and fail to access ethernet because the PHY is still powered down.
>> Therefore, we add a boolean module parameter suspend_halted with
>> default value of true. Disabling that parameter prevents PHYs from
>> being suspended when entering halted state.
> Am i doing something silly here?
> root@qnap:/sys/module/libphy/parameters# cat suspend_halted
> Y
> root@qnap:/sys/module/libphy/parameters# echo N > suspend_halted
> root@qnap:/sys/module/libphy/parameters# cat suspend_halted
> N
> root@qnap:/sys/module/libphy/parameters# reboot

Just to be sure, can you ifconfig up the interface before reboot?
The PHY could already be powered-down, if the interface is down.

> ...
> ...
> Net: egiga0 [PRIME]
> Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
> Send Cmd : 0x68 to UART1
> egiga0 no link
> Using egiga0 device
> TFTP from server; our IP address is
> Filename 'uImage-qnap'.
> Load address: 0x800000
> Loading: T T
> Does not seem to work.

I tested the patch on Topkick (w/ 88E1318S, 0x0141 0x0e90) which
bootloader is also affected.

Both, libphy.suspend_halted=0 as kernel boot parameter and sysfs
procedure above successfully prevent the PHY from being powered
down. After reboot, u-boot tftpboot works as expected.


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