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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 5/7] net: phy: marvell10g: Force reading of 2.5/5G PMA extended abilities
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 11:35:31AM +0100, Maxime Chevallier wrote:
> Hello Andrew,
>
> On Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:08:09 +0100
> Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
>
> >On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 04:23:50PM +0100, Maxime Chevallier wrote:
> >> As per 802.3bz, if bit 14 of (1.11) "PMA Extended Abilities" indicates
> >> whether or not we should read register (1.21) "2.52/5G PMA Extended
> >> Abilities", which contains information on the support of 2.5GBASET and
> >> 5GBASET.
> >>
> >> After testing on several variants of PHYS of this family, it appears
> >> that bit 14 in (1.11) isn't always set when it should be.
> >>
> >> PHYs 88X3310 (on MacchiatoBin) and 88E2010 do support 2.5G and 5GBASET,
> >> but don't have 1.11.14 set. Their register 1.21 is filled with the
> >> correct values, indicating 2.5G and 5G support.
> >>
> >> PHYs 88X2110 do have their 1.11.14 bit set, as it should.
> >
> >Hi Maxime
> >
> >Is there anything about this in any Errata?
>
> I haven't seen any Errata on that unfortunately.
>
> I also thought about reading (1.4) "PMA/PMD Speed Ability", but the
> 2.5G and 5G speeds are also reported as not being supported on the
> 88X3310.

It's entirely possible that the 3310 switches to different hardware
blocks for 2.5G and 5G speeds, and reading _just_ the 1.4 register
is not sufficient.

The 88x3310 is multiple PHY devices in one package, with a CPU that
manages the routing between each individual device.

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