[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 2/4] ath79: add QCA955x SGMII link loss workaround

Christian Lamparter chunkeey at gmail.com
Fri May 31 09:26:16 PDT 2019


On Friday, May 31, 2019 4:44:50 PM CEST Chuanhong Guo wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 9:34 PM Christian Lamparter <chunkeey at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Not to be a party pooper. The ag71xx is well on its way to upstream.
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next.git/commit/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/ag71xx.c?id=d51b6ce441d356369387d20bc1de5f2edb0ab71e
> >
> > So sadly this all would need to be somehow upstreamed first and then
> > backported again. *sight* :(
> >
> The upstream driver is pretty much broken on every SoCs with external
> PHY/switch. Getting every ath79 SoC working with that driver is
> already a headache.
>
> I think we should just keep maintaining our ag71xx driver until
> someone having a pile of ath79 routers get that driver working.

Well, look what happend to ar71xx then. The development on it is being
defered in favor of the upstream ath79 dts. So what do you think will
happen to the special out-of-tree ag71xx drivers now?

Cheers,
Christian





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