Re: net: phy: realtek: regression, kernel null pointer dereference

From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Sat May 11 2019 - 11:27:00 EST

> Hi Andrew,
> it is configured as in the vanilla kernel:
> ,that is,
> phy-mode = "rgmii";
> There are also these configuration items:
> tx_delay = <0x28>;
> rx_delay = <0x11>;
> Instead of going the trial-and-error way, please, can you suggest a
> probably good configuration?

I just found the same.

Interestingly, the device tree binding says:

Optional properties:
- tx_delay: Delay value for TXD timing. Range value is 0~0x7F, 0x30 as default.
- rx_delay: Delay value for RXD timing. Range value is 0~0x7F, 0x10 as default.

So it is not using quite the default values. But there is no
documentation about what these values mean. Given the difference of
0x20, it could be this is adding the needed TX delay, but not the RX

So you could try:


And it is not clear what RX and TX mean, so also try


in case they are swapped.