Re: [PATCH] net: dsa: mv88e6xxx: Skip cmode writable for mv88e6*41 if unchanged

From: Paolo Abeni
Date: Tue Apr 26 2022 - 03:52:58 EST


On Sat, 2022-04-23 at 15:25 +0200, Marek Behún wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:20:35 +0000
> Nathan Rossi <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The mv88e6341_port_set_cmode function always calls the set writable
> > regardless of whether the current cmode is different from the desired
> > cmode. This is problematic for specific configurations of the mv88e6341
> > and mv88e6141 (in single chip adddressing mode?) where the hidden
> > registers are not accessible.
> I don't have a problem with skipping setting cmode writable if cmode is
> not being changed. But hidden registers should be accessible regardless
> of whether you are using single chip addressing mode or not. You need
> to find why it isn't working for you, this is a bug.

For the records, I read the above as requiring a fix the root cause, so
I'm not applying this patch. Please correct me if I'm wrong.