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From: Wong Vee Khee <vee.khee.wong@linux.intel.com>
To: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
Cc: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@gmail.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@st.com>,
	Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@foss.st.com>,
	Jose Abreu <joabreu@synopsys.com>,
	Maxime Coquelin <mcoquelin.stm32@gmail.com>,
	Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com>,
	Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Voon Weifeng <weifeng.voon@intel.com>,
	Michael Sit Wei Hong <michael.wei.hong.sit@intel.com>,
	Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@gmail.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-stm32@st-md-mailman.stormreply.com, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/2] net: pcs: xpcs: enable skip xPCS soft reset
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:55:29 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210810235529.GB30818@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YREvDRkiuScyN8Ws@lunn.ch>

Hi Andrew,
On Mon, Aug 09, 2021 at 03:35:09PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 09, 2021 at 06:22:28PM +0800, Wong Vee Khee wrote:
> > From: Michael Sit Wei Hong <michael.wei.hong.sit@intel.com>
> > 
> > Unlike any other platforms, Intel AlderLake-S uses Synopsys SerDes where
> > all the SerDes PLL configurations are controlled by the xPCS at the BIOS
> > level. If the driver perform a xPCS soft reset on initialization, these
> > settings will be switched back to the power on reset values.
> > 
> > This changes the xpcs_create function to take in an additional argument
> > to check if the platform request to skip xPCS soft reset during device
> > initialization.
> 
> Why not just call into the BIOS and ask it to configure the SERDES?
> Isn't that what ACPI is all about, hiding the details from the OS? Or
> did the BIOS writers not add a control method to do this?
> 
>     Andrew

BIOS does configured the SerDes. The problem here is that all the
configurations done by BIOS are being reset at xpcs_create().

We would want user of the pcs-xpcs module (stmmac, sja1105) to have
control whether or not we need to perform to the soft reset in the
xpcs_create() call.

Hope that explained.

Regards,
 VK

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-10 23:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-09 10:22 [PATCH net-next 0/2] Intel AlderLake-S 2.5Gbps link speed support Wong Vee Khee
2021-08-09 10:22 ` [PATCH net-next 1/2] net: pcs: xpcs: enable skip xPCS soft reset Wong Vee Khee
2021-08-09 11:06   ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-08-10 23:50     ` Wong Vee Khee
2021-08-09 13:35   ` Andrew Lunn
2021-08-10 23:55     ` Wong Vee Khee [this message]
2021-08-11  8:36       ` Florian Fainelli
2021-08-11 14:20         ` Andrew Lunn
2021-08-26 11:50           ` Wong Vee Khee
2021-08-09 10:22 ` [PATCH net-next 2/2] stmmac: intel: Enable 2.5Gbps on Intel AlderLake-S Wong Vee Khee

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