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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 17/43] net: ks8851: Set initial carrier state to down
From: Lukas Wunner <>

[ Upstream commit 9624bafa5f6418b9ca5b3f66d1f6a6a2e8bf6d4c ]

The ks8851 chip's initial carrier state is down. A Link Change Interrupt
is signaled once interrupts are enabled if the carrier is up.

The ks8851 driver has it backwards by assuming that the initial carrier
state is up. The state is therefore misrepresented if the interface is
opened with no cable attached. Fix it.

The Link Change interrupt is sometimes not signaled unless the P1MBSR
register (which contains the Link Status bit) is read on ->ndo_open().
This might be a hardware erratum. Read the register by calling
mii_check_link(), which has the desirable side effect of setting the
carrier state to down if the cable was detached while the interface was

Signed-off-by: Lukas Wunner <>
Cc: Frank Pavlic <>
Cc: Ben Dooks <>
Cc: Tristram Ha <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin (Microsoft) <>
drivers/net/ethernet/micrel/ks8851.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/micrel/ks8851.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/micrel/ks8851.c
index b8f20aa2b7ad..7ddaa7d88f1d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/micrel/ks8851.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/micrel/ks8851.c
@@ -849,6 +849,7 @@ static int ks8851_net_open(struct net_device *dev)
netif_dbg(ks, ifup, ks->netdev, "network device up\n");

+ mii_check_link(&ks->mii);
return 0;

@@ -1510,6 +1511,7 @@ static int ks8851_probe(struct spi_device *spi)

spi_set_drvdata(spi, ks);

+ netif_carrier_off(ks->netdev);
ndev->if_port = IF_PORT_100BASET;
ndev->netdev_ops = &ks8851_netdev_ops;
ndev->irq = spi->irq;
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