Re: [PATCH 1/2] net: ethernet: nb8800: Do not apply TX delay at MAC level
From: Måns Rullgård
Date: Fri Nov 04 2016 - 11:28:02 EST
Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 04:02:24PM +0100, Sebastian Frias wrote:
>> The delay can be applied at PHY or MAC level, but since
>> PHY drivers will apply the delay at PHY level when using
>> one of the "internal delay" declinations of RGMII mode
>> (like PHY_INTERFACE_MODE_RGMII_TXID), applying it again
>> at MAC level causes issues.
If this is correct, most of the PHY drivers are broken.
>> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Frias <sf84@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> drivers/net/ethernet/aurora/nb8800.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/aurora/nb8800.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/aurora/nb8800.c
>> index b59aa35..d2855c9 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/aurora/nb8800.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/aurora/nb8800.c
>> @@ -1282,7 +1282,7 @@ static int nb8800_tangox_init(struct net_device *dev)
>> case PHY_INTERFACE_MODE_RGMII_TXID:
>> - pad_mode = PAD_MODE_RGMII | PAD_MODE_GTX_CLK_DELAY;
>> + pad_mode = PAD_MODE_RGMII;
> How many boards use this Ethernet driver? How many boards are your
> potentially breaking, because they need this delay?
> I guess it is a small number, because doesn't it require the PHY is
> also broken, not adding a delay when it should?
What if the PHY doesn't have that option?