[PATCH RFC net-next 4/5] dt-bindings: net: dsa: mt7530: Add mediatek,ephy-handle to isolate ext. phy

René van Dorst opensource at vdorst.com
Tue Jun 25 02:30:42 PDT 2019


Quoting Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com>:

Hi Florian

> On 6/24/19 7:52 AM, René van Dorst wrote:
>> On some platforum the external phy can only interface to the port 5 of the
>> switch because the RGMII TX and RX lines are swapped. But it still can be
>> useful to use the internal phy of the switch to act as a WAN port which
>> connectes to the 2nd GMAC. This gives WAN port dedicated bandwidth to
>> the SOC. This increases the LAN and WAN routing.
>>
>> By adding the optional property mediatek,ephy-handle, the external phy
>> is put in isolation mode when internal phy is connected to 2nd GMAC via
>> phy-handle property.
>
> Most platforms we have seen so far implement this logic with a mdio-mux,
> can you see if that is possible here? stmmac has plenty of examples like
> those.

May I don't understand it correctly, but all the devices are on the same MDIO
bus.
I tried to make a ASCII diagram to make it a bit more clear.

  +-------------------+                     
+----------------------------------------------+
  | SOC MT7621/3      |                    | MT7530 SWITCH              
                    |
  |   +-------------+ |(T)RGMII BUS        |  +-------------+    
INTERNAL                  |
  |   |  1st GMAC   <------------------------->  PORT 6     |   MII  
BUS  +----------+     |
  |   +-------------+ |                    |  +-------------+      
+------>  GMAC5   |     |
  |                   |                    |                      |     
   +----------+     |
  |   +-------------+ | RGMII BUS          |  +-------------+     |     
                    |
  |   |  2nd GMAC   <------------------+------>  PORT 5     +-----+     
   +----------+     |
  |   +-------------+ |                |   |  +-------------+      
+------>  PHY P0  +<--+ |
  |                   |                |   |                      |     
   +----------+   | |
  |   +-------------+ |  MDIO BUS      |   |                      |     
                  | |
  |   |  MDIO       +--------+         |   |                      |     
   +----------+   | |
  |   +-------------+ |      |         |   |                       
+------>  PHY P4  +<--+ |
  |                   |      |         |   |                            
   +----------+   | |
  +-------------------+      |         |    
+--------------------------------------------|-+
                             |         |       +-------------+          
                  |
                             |         |       |  EXTERNAL   |          
                  |
                             |         +------->  PHY AT8033 | SGMII  
BUS +----------+   |
                             |                 |              
+-----------> SFP CAGE |   |
                             +---------------->+             |          
   +----------+   |
                             |                 |             |          
                  |
                             |                 +-------------+          
                  |
                              
+----------------------------------------------------------+

I don't see why I need a MDIO mux. Devices; 2nd GMAC, external phy and port 5
share the same RGMII bus. Depending on the port 5 mux settings, port 5  
is acting
as a GMAC of PHY of port 0/4. As long as the unused devices doesn't drive the
RGMII bus we are good.

2nd GMAC RGMII control is currently set with a pinctrl "RGMII2".
Port 5 and external phy are done in mt7530_port5_setup() depending on the
device-tree.

Greats,

René

> --
> Florian






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