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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v3] net: phy: broadcom: add 1000Base-X support for BCM54616S
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On 04.08.2019 17:59, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 at 17:52, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
>>
>>>> The patchset looks better now. But is it ok, I wonder, to keep
>>>> PHY_BCM_FLAGS_MODE_1000BX in phydev->dev_flags, considering that
>>>> phy_attach_direct is overwriting it?
>>>
>>
>>> I checked ftgmac100 driver (used on my machine) and it calls
>>> phy_connect_direct which passes phydev->dev_flags when calling
>>> phy_attach_direct: that explains why the flag is not cleared in my
>>> case.
>>
>> Yes, that is the way it is intended to be used. The MAC driver can
>> pass flags to the PHY. It is a fragile API, since the MAC needs to
>> know what PHY is being used, since the flags are driver specific.
>>
>> One option would be to modify the assignment in phy_attach_direct() to
>> OR in the flags passed to it with flags which are already in
>> phydev->dev_flags.
>>
>> Andrew
>
> Even if that were the case (patching phy_attach_direct to apply a
> logical-or to dev_flags), it sounds fishy to me that the genphy code
> is unable to determine that this PHY is running in 1000Base-X mode.
>
> In my opinion it all boils down to this warning:
>
> "PHY advertising (0,00000200,000062c0) more modes than genphy
> supports, some modes not advertised".
>
The genphy code deals with Clause 22 + Gigabit BaseT only.
Question is whether you want aneg at all in 1000Base-X mode and
what you want the config_aneg callback to do.
There may be some inspiration in the Marvel PHY drivers.

> You see, the 0x200 in the above advertising mask corresponds exactly
> to this definition from ethtool.h:
> ETHTOOL_LINK_MODE_1000baseX_Full_BIT = 41,
>
> But it gets truncated and hence lost.
>
> Regards,
> -Vladimir
>
Heiner

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