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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 net-next 21/24] net: dsa: sja1105: Prevent PHY jabbering during switch reset
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 04:28:19AM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> Resetting the switch at runtime is currently done while changing the
> vlan_filtering setting (due to the required TPID change).
> But reset is asynchronous with packet egress, and the switch core will
> not wait for egress to finish before carrying on with the reset
> operation.
> As a result, a connected PHY such as the BCM5464 would see an
> unterminated Ethernet frame and start to jabber (repeat the last seen
> Ethernet symbols - jabber is by definition an oversized Ethernet frame
> with bad FCS). This behavior is strange in itself, but it also causes
> the MACs of some link partners (such as the FRDM-LS1012A) to completely
> lock up.
> So as a remedy for this situation, when switch reset is required, simply
> inhibit Tx on all ports, and wait for the necessary time for the
> eventual one frame left in the egress queue (not even the Tx inhibit
> command is instantaneous) to be flushed.
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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