[PATCH net-next 2/2] net: phy: broadcom: add 1000Base-X support for BCM54616S

Tao Ren taoren at fb.com
Wed Jul 31 12:09:08 AEST 2019

On 7/30/19 6:36 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> The INTF_SEL pins report correct mode (RGMII-Fiber) on my machine,
>> but there are 2 "sub-modes" (1000Base-X and 100Base-FX) and I
>> couldn't find a proper/safe way to auto-detect which "sub-mode" is
>> active. The datasheet just describes instructions to enable a
>> specific mode, but it doesn't say 1000Base-X/100Base-FX mode will be
>> auto-selected. And that's why I came up with the patch to specify
>> 1000Base-X mode.
> Fibre does not perform any sort of auto-negotiation. I assume you have
> an SFP connected? When using PHYLINK, the sfp driver will get the
> supported baud rate from SFP EEPROM to determine what speed could be
> used. However, there is currently no mainline support for having a
> chain MAC-PHY-SFP. For that you need Russells out of tree patches.

Hi Andrew,

The BCM54616S PHY on my machine is connected to a BCM5396 switch chip over backplane (1000Base-KX).



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