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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 4/7] net: phy: mscc: add support for VSC8574 PHY
Hi Florian,

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 01:26:06PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 09/14/2018 02:44 AM, Quentin Schulz wrote:
> > The VSC8574 PHY is a 4-ports PHY that is 10/100/1000BASE-T, 100BASE-FX,
> > 1000BASE-X and triple-speed copper SFP capable, can communicate with
> > the MAC via SGMII, QSGMII or 1000BASE-X, supports WOL, downshifting and
> > can set the blinking pattern of each of its 4 LEDs, supports SyncE as
> > well as HP Auto-MDIX detection.
> >
> > This adds support for 10/100/1000BASE-T, SGMII/QSGMII link with the MAC,
> > WOL, downshifting, HP Auto-MDIX detection and blinking pattern for its 4
> > LEDs.
> >
> > The VSC8574 has also an internal Intel 8051 microcontroller whose
> > firmware needs to be patched when the PHY is reset. If the 8051's
> > firmware has the expected CRC, its patching can be skipped. The
> > microcontroller can be accessed from any port of the PHY, though the CRC
> > function can only be done through the PHY that is the base PHY of the
> > package (internal address 0) due to a limitation of the firmware.
> >
> > The GPIO register bank is a set of registers that are common to all PHYs
> > in the package. So any modification in any register of this bank affects
> > all PHYs of the package.
> >
> > If the PHYs haven't been reset before booting the Linux kernel and were
> > configured to use interrupts for e.g. link status updates, it is
> > required to clear the interrupts mask register of all PHYs before being
> > able to use interrupts with any PHY. The first PHY of the package that
> > will be init will take care of clearing all PHYs interrupts mask
> > registers. Thus, we need to keep track of the init sequence in the
> > package, if it's already been done or if it's to be done.
> >
> > Most of the init sequence of a PHY of the package is common to all PHYs
> > in the package, thus we use the SMI broadcast feature which enables us
> > to propagate a write in one register of one PHY to all PHYs in the
> > package.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Quentin Schulz <>
> > ---
> [snip]
> > + reg = __mdiobus_read(bus, phy, MSCC_PHY_TEST_PAGE_8);
> > + reg |= 0x8000;
> Having a define would be nice here? This looks like a write enable?

Same as for the SerDes muxing patch series, I'm sending a new version
without the suggested change. I've requested some information on this
bit but can't guarantee I'll get anything (and if anything, worthy).

I'll try not to forget to add a constant if and when I get a clue on
what this bit does.

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