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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 32/73] ARM: dts: imx6sx-sdb: Fix enet phy regulator
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On Wed, 2018-11-14 at 17:21 -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
> From: Leonard Crestez <leonard.crestez@nxp.com>
>
> [ Upstream commit 1ad9fb750a104f51851c092edd7b3553f0218428 ]
>
> Bindings for "fixed-regulator" only explicitly support "gpio" property,
> not "gpios". Fix by correcting the property name.
>
> The enet PHYs on imx6sx-sdb needs to be explicitly reset after a power
> cycle, this can be handled by the phy-reset-gpios property. Sadly this
> is not handled on suspend: the fec driver turns phy-supply off but
> doesn't assert phy-reset-gpios again on resume.
>
> Since additional phy-level work is required to support powering off the
> phy in suspend fix the problem by just marking the regulator as
> "boot-on" "always-on" so that it's never turned off. This behavior is
> equivalent to older releases.
>
> Keep the phy-reset-gpios property on fec anyway because it is a correct
> description of board design.
>
> This issue was exposed by commit efdfeb079cc3 ("regulator: fixed:
> Convert to use GPIO descriptor only") which causes the "gpios" property
> to also be parsed. Before that commit the "gpios" property had no
> effect, PHY reset was only handled in the the bootloader.
>
> Signed-off-by: Leonard Crestez <leonard.crestez@nxp.com>
> Signed-off-by: Shawn Guo <shawnguo@kernel.org>

This is something of a workaround for gpio core changes in 4.20 and
there is no need for it in older releases.

I don't think you should backport this.

--
Regards,
Leonard
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