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From: Ben Hutchings <>
To: Steve Bennett <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: phy: micrel: Fix detection of ksz87xx switch
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2021 02:01:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210807000123.GA4898@cephalopod> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 08:19:17AM +1000, Steve Bennett wrote:
> > On 31 Jul 2021, at 2:59 am, Jakub Kicinski <> wrote:
> > 
> > Please extend the CC list to the maintainers, and people who
> > worked on this driver in the past, especially Marek.
> Sure, I can do that in a v2 of the patch along with the more detailed
> explanation below.
> > 
> > On Fri, 30 Jul 2021 20:51:20 +1000 Steve Bennett wrote:
> >> The previous logic was wrong such that the ksz87xx
> >> switch was not identified correctly.
> > 
> > Any more details of what is happening? Which extact device do you see
> > this problem on?
> I have a ksz8795 switch.
> Without the patch:
> ksz8795-switch spi3.1 ade1 (uninitialized): PHY [dsa-0.1:03] driver [Generic PHY]
> ksz8795-switch spi3.1 ade2 (uninitialized): PHY [dsa-0.1:04] driver [Generic PHY]
> With the patch:
> ksz8795-switch spi3.1 ade1 (uninitialized): PHY [dsa-0.1:03] driver [Micrel KSZ87XX Switch]
> ksz8795-switch spi3.1 ade2 (uninitialized): PHY [dsa-0.1:04] driver [Micrel KSZ87XX Switch]

And do the external ports work for you after this?

I have a development board with a KSZ8795.  All ports worked before
this patch.  After this patch, when I bring up the external ports they
are reported as having link up at 10M half duplex, when the link is
actually down.

The ksz8873mll_read_status() function is trying to read a non-standard
MDIO register that is not handled by the ksz8795 driver's MDIO
emulation (and is not documented as existing on the KSZ8873MLL,
either!).  It also also reports link up, which is obviously not
correct for an external port.

I'll post a patch as a reply to this.


Ben Hutchings · Senior Embedded Software Engineer, Essensium-Mind ·

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-07  0:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-30 10:51 Steve Bennett
2021-07-30 16:59 ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-07-30 22:19   ` Steve Bennett
2021-08-07  0:01     ` Ben Hutchings [this message]
2021-08-07  0:06       ` [PATCH net] net: phy: micrel: Fix link detection on ksz87xx switch" Ben Hutchings
2021-08-08 11:10         ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf
2021-08-08 22:18       ` [PATCH] net: phy: micrel: Fix detection of ksz87xx switch Steve Bennett
2021-07-30 22:57 ` [PATCH v2] " Steve Bennett
2021-07-30 23:08   ` Marek Vasut
2021-08-02 14:10   ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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