[PATCH net-next 1/2] net: phy: broadcom: set features explicitly for BCM54616S

Heiner Kallweit hkallweit1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 15:53:44 AEST 2019

On 31.07.2019 02:12, Tao Ren wrote:
> On 7/29/19 11:00 PM, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>> On 30.07.2019 07:05, Tao Ren wrote:
>>> On 7/29/19 8:35 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 05:25:32PM -0700, Tao Ren wrote:
>>>>> BCM54616S feature "PHY_GBIT_FEATURES" was removed by commit dcdecdcfe1fc
>>>>> ("net: phy: switch drivers to use dynamic feature detection"). As dynamic
>>>>> feature detection doesn't work when BCM54616S is working in RGMII-Fiber
>>>>> mode (different sets of MII Control/Status registers being used), let's
>>>>> set "PHY_GBIT_FEATURES" for BCM54616S explicitly.
>>>> Hi Tao
>>>> What exactly does it get wrong?
>>>>      Thanks
>>>> 	Andrew
>>> Hi Andrew,
>>> BCM54616S is set to RGMII-Fiber (1000Base-X) mode on my platform, and none of the features (1000BaseT/100BaseT/10BaseT) can be detected by genphy_read_abilities(), because the PHY only reports 1000BaseX_Full|Half ability in this mode.
>> Are you going to use the PHY in copper or fibre mode?
>> In case you use fibre mode, why do you need the copper modes set as supported?
>> Or does the PHY just start in fibre mode and you want to switch it to copper mode?
> Hi Heiner,
> The phy starts in fiber mode and that's the mode I want.
> My observation is: phydev->link is always 0 (Link status bit is never set in MII_BMSR) by using dynamic ability detection on my machine. I checked phydev->supported and it's set to "AutoNeg | TP | MII | Pause | Asym_Pause" by dynamic ability detection. Is it normal/expected? Or maybe the fix should go to different places? Thank you for your help.

Not sure whether you stated already which kernel version you're using.
There's a brand-new extension to auto-detect 1000BaseX:
f30e33bcdab9 ("net: phy: Add more 1000BaseX support detection")
It's included in the 5.3-rc series.

If a feature can be read from a vendor-specific register only,
then the preferred way is: Implement callback get_features in
the PHY driver, call genphy_read_abilities for the basic features
and complement it with reading the vendor-specific register(s).

> Thanks,
> Tao

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