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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] net: phy: broadcom: Fix bcm_write_exp()
On 05/22/2018 06:20 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> On 05/22/2018 05:15 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 05:04:49PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>>> On newer PHYs, we need to select the expansion register to write with
>>> setting bits [11:8] to 0xf. This was done correctly by bcm7xxx.c prior
>>> to being migrated to generic code under bcm-phy-lib.c which
>>> unfortunately used the older implementation from the BCM54xx days.
>> Hi Florian
>> Does selecting the expansion register affect access to the standard
>> registers? Does this need locking like the Marvell PHY has when
>> changing pages?
> We should probably convert this to the page accessors since the
> expansion, misc and other shadow 0x1c accesses are all indirection
> layers to poke into a different address space of the PHY. That would be
> a separate fix though for a number of reasons.

I realize I did not quite answer your question, the answer to your
question AFAICT is no, setting the expansion register sequence and then
aborting mid-way is not a problem and does not impact the standard MII
registers because of how this is implemented. The registers are accessed
and latched through a specific indirect sequence, but there is no page
switching unlike the Marvell PHYs

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