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SubjectRe: SFP+ support for 8168fp/8117
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> On Jan 3, 2020, at 05:24, Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 02.01.2020 17:46, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
>> Hi Andrew,
>>
>>> On Jan 2, 2020, at 23:21, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 02:59:42PM +0800, Kai Heng Feng wrote:
>>>> Hi Heiner,
>>>>
>>>> There's an 8168fp/8117 chip has SFP+ port instead of RJ45, the phy device ID matches "Generic FE-GE Realtek PHY" nevertheless.
>>>> The problems is that, since it uses SFP+, both BMCR and BMSR read are always zero, so Realtek phylib never knows if the link is up.
>>>>
>>>> However, the old method to read through MMIO correctly shows the link is up:
>>>> static unsigned int rtl8169_xmii_link_ok(struct rtl8169_private *tp)
>>>> {
>>>> return RTL_R8(tp, PHYstatus) & LinkStatus;
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> Few ideas here:
>>>> - Add a link state callback for phylib like phylink's phylink_fixed_state_cb(). However there's no guarantee that other parts of this chip works.
>>>> - Add SFP+ support for this chip. However the phy device matches to "Generic FE-GE Realtek PHY" which may complicate things.
>>>>
>>>> Any advice will be welcome.
>>>
>>> Hi Kai
>>>
>>> Is the i2c bus accessible?
>>
>> I don't think so. It seems to be a regular Realtek 8168 device with generic PCI ID [10ec:8168].
>>
>>> Is there any documentation or example code?
>>
>> Unfortunately no.
>>
>>>
>>> In order to correctly support SFP+ cages, we need access to the i2c
>>> bus to determine what sort of module has been inserted. It would also
>>> be good to have access to LOS, transmitter disable, etc, from the SFP
>>> cage.
>>
>> Seems like we need Realtek to provide more information to support this chip with SFP+.
>>
> Indeed it would be good to have some more details how this chip handles SFP+,
> therefore I add Hau to the discussion.
>
> As I see it the PHY registers are simply dummies on this chip. Or does this chip
> support both, PHY and SFP+? Hopefully SFP presence can be autodetected, we could
> skip the complete PHY handling in this case. Interesting would be which parts of
> the SFP interface are exposed how via (proprietary) registers.
> Recently the STMMAC driver was converted from phylib to phylink, maybe we have
> to do the same with r8169 one fine day. But w/o more details this is just
> speculation, much appreciated would be documentation from Realtek about the
> SFP+ interface.
>
> Kai, which hardware/board are we talking about?

It's a regular Intel PC.

The ethernet is function 1 of the PCI device, function 0 isn't bound to any driver:
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:816e] (rev 1a)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 22)

Kai-Heng

>
>> Kai-Heng
>>
>>>
>>> Andrew
>>
> Heiner

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