[PATCH] net: phy: add suspend_halted module param

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 18:34:38 EST 2014

On 02/25/2014 12:05 AM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:20:10 -0800
>> Hi Sebastian,
>> 2014-02-23 8:58 GMT-08:00 Sebastian Hesselbarth
>> <sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com>:
>>> commit 1211ce53077164e0d34641d0ca5fb4d4a7574498
>>>    ("net: phy: resume/suspend PHYs on attach/detach")
>>> introduced a feature to suspend PHYs when entering halted state.
>>> Unfortunately, not all bootloaders properly power-up PHYs on reset
>>> and fail to access ethernet because the PHY is still powered down.
>>> Therefore, we add a boolean module parameter suspend_halted with
>>> default value of true. Disabling that parameter prevents PHYs from
>>> being suspended when entering halted state.
>>> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com>
>>> Reported-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew at lunn.ch>
>>> ---
>>> Andrew, can you please re-test if disabling the feature does work on
>>> your board? I tried a bunch of mine, but none failed to power-up the
>>> PHY in u-boot.
>> Would be good to get Andrew's testing on this just to make sure it
>> solves his problem. Otherwise:
>> Acked-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com>
> I disagree with using a module parameter for this.
> Figure out the devices that cannot do this properly, and add
> an internal flag that this driver sets.

Hmm, as it seems to be a bootloader issue, it will be quite
impossible to determine if a board is affected or not.

I am still trying to get any of my boards to mis-behave the same
way to figure out what is really causing it.

We do still have 2-3 weeks to find a proper fix, don't we?

> Module parameters are terrible.

Maybe. If you prefer, I can remove the module param and leave
the sysfs entry?


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