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SubjectRe: Issue with RTL8111 NIC after upgrade to kernel 4.19
On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 2:17 PM Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks a lot for testing. Could you please test also the following
> as an alternative to the delay?
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> index 55202a0ac..aeccb2323 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> @@ -2254,6 +2254,7 @@ int phy_driver_register(struct phy_driver *new_driver, struct module *owner)
> new_driver->mdiodrv.driver.probe = phy_probe;
> new_driver->mdiodrv.driver.remove = phy_remove;
> new_driver->mdiodrv.driver.owner = owner;
> + new_driver->mdiodrv.driver.probe_type = PROBE_FORCE_SYNCHRONOUS;
>
> retval = driver_register(&new_driver->mdiodrv.driver);
> if (retval) {

That also gets me network reliably, switching between a kernel where
it fails (distro 4.19 kernel) and the custom kernel with the patch.

> > There's a side issue that network startup is taking a full minute
> > longer than it should, but that's possibly unrelated.

BTW that's an unrelated rng issue, for which I have a workaround.

> >
> Thanks, Heiner

Marc

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