[PATCH net-next] net: phy: improve handling link_change_notify callback

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Mon Mar 4 11:30:25 PST 2019

From: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1 at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 19:58:57 +0100

> Currently the Phy driver's link_change_notify callback is called
> whenever the state machine is run (every second if polling), no matter
> whether the state changed or not. This isn't needed and may confuse
> users considering the name of the callback. Therefore let's change
> the behavior and call this callback only in case of an actual
> state change.
> This requires changes to the at803x and rockchip drivers.
> at803x can be simplified so that it reacts on a state change to
> PHY_NOLINK only.
> The rockchip driver can also be much simplified. We simply re-init
> the AFE/DSP registers whenever we change to PHY_RUNNING and speed
> is 100Mbps. This causes very small overhead because we do this even
> if the speed was 100Mbps already. But this is neglectable and
> I think justified by the much simpler code.
> Changes are compile-tested only.
> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1 at gmail.com>

Someone please review this.

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