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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 05/11] dt-bindings: net: dwmac-sun8i: update documentation about integrated PHY
On Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 06:33:40PM +0000, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:37:08AM +0200, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 04:02:10PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > > Hi Corentin
> > >
> > > > +Required properties for the mdio-mux node:
> > > > + - compatible = "mdio-mux"
> > >
> > > This is too generic. Please add a more specific compatible for this
> > > particular mux. You can keep "mdio-mux", since that is what the MDIO
> > > subsystem will look for.
> > >
> >
> > I will add allwinner,sun8i-h3-mdio-mux
> >
> > > > +Required properties of the integrated phy node:
> > > > - clocks: a phandle to the reference clock for the EPHY
> > > > - resets: a phandle to the reset control for the EPHY
> > > > +- phy-is-integrated
> > >
> > > So the last thing you said is that the mux is not the problem
> > > here. Something else is locking up. Did you discover what?
> > >
> > > I really would like phy-is-integrated to go away.
> > >
> >
> > I have found the problem: by enabling ephy clk/reset the timeout does not occur anymore.
> > So we could remove phy-is-integrated by:
> > Moving internal phy clk/reset handling in mdio_mux_syscon_switch_fn()
> > But this means:
> > - getting internalphy node always by manually get internal_mdio/internal_phy (and not by the given phyhandle)
> > - doing some unnecessary tasks (enable/scan/disable) when external_phy is needed
> >
> > Regards
>
> Hello all
>
> Below is the current patch, as you can read, it does not use anymore the phy-is-integrated property.
> So now, the mdio-mux must always enable the internal mdio when switch_fn ask for it and so reset MAC and so need to enable ephy clk/reset.
> But for this I need a reference to thoses clock and reset. (this is done in get_ephy_nodes)
> The current version set those clock in mdio-mux node, and as you can see it is already ugly (lots of get next node),
> if the clk/rst nodes were as it should be, in phy nodes, it will be more bad.
>
> So, since the MAC have a dependency on thoses clk/rst nodes for
> doing reset(), I seek a proper way to get references on it.
>
> OR do you agree that putting ephy clk/rst in emac is acceptable ?

Why not just parsing the DT child nodes looking for resets and clocks
properties? The usual PHY don't have that.

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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