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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] net: phy: Fix "link partner" information disappear issue
On 16.10.2019 04:30, Yonglong Liu wrote:
> Some drivers just call phy_ethtool_ksettings_set() to set the
> links, for those phy drivers that use genphy_read_status(), if
> autoneg is on, and the link is up, than execute "ethtool -s
> ethx autoneg on" will cause "link partner" information disappear.
> The call trace is phy_ethtool_ksettings_set()->phy_start_aneg()
> ->linkmode_zero(phydev->lp_advertising)->genphy_read_status(),
> the link didn't change, so genphy_read_status() just return, and
> phydev->lp_advertising is zero now.
> This patch moves the clear operation of lp_advertising from
> phy_start_aneg() to genphy_read_lpa()/genphy_c45_read_lpa(), and
> if autoneg on and autoneg not complete, just clear what the
> generic functions care about.
> Fixes: 88d6272acaaa ("net: phy: avoid unneeded MDIO reads in genphy_read_status")
> Signed-off-by: Yonglong Liu <>
> ---

Reviewed-by: Heiner Kallweit <>

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