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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: marvell: mvpp2: phylink requires the link interrupt
On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 07:51:27AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 04:34:03PM -0800, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:33:05 +0000, Russell King wrote:
> > > phylink requires the MAC to report when its link status changes when
> > > operating in inband modes. Failure to report link status changes
> > > means that phylink has no idea when the link events happen, which
> > > results in either the network interface's carrier remaining up or
> > > remaining permanently down.
> > >
> > > For example, with a fiber module, if the interface is brought up and
> > > link is initially established, taking the link down at the far end
> > > will cut the optical power. The SFP module's LOS asserts, we
> > > deactivate the link, and the network interface reports no carrier.
> > >
> > > When the far end is brought back up, the SFP module's LOS deasserts,
> > > but the MAC may be slower to establish link. If this happens (which
> > > in my tests is a certainty) then phylink never hears that the MAC
> > > has established link with the far end, and the network interface is
> > > stuck reporting no carrier. This means the interface is
> > > non-functional.
> > >
> > > Avoiding the link interrupt when we have phylink is basically not
> > > an option, so remove the !port->phylink from the test.
> > >
> > > Tested-by: Sven Auhagen <sven.auhagen@voleatech.de>
> > > Tested-by: Antoine Tenart <antoine.tenart@bootlin.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk>
> >
> > Fixes: 4bb043262878 ("net: mvpp2: phylink support") ?
> >
> > Seems like you maybe didn't want this backported to stable hence
> > no fixes tag?
>
> Correct, because backporting just this patch will break the
> Macchiatobin.
>
> This patch is dependent on the previous two patches, which are more
> about correct use of the API. I suspect if you try to backport the
> series, things will get very hairly very quickly.

Oh, sorry, too early, wrong patch. Yes, please add the fixes tag.

>
> >
> > Please advise :)
> >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > index 111b3b8239e1..ef44c6979a31 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvpp2/mvpp2_main.c
> > > @@ -3674,7 +3674,7 @@ static int mvpp2_open(struct net_device *dev)
> > > valid = true;
> > > }
> > >
> > > - if (priv->hw_version == MVPP22 && port->link_irq && !port->phylink) {
> > > + if (priv->hw_version == MVPP22 && port->link_irq) {
> > > err = request_irq(port->link_irq, mvpp2_link_status_isr, 0,
> > > dev->name, port);
> > > if (err) {
> >
> >
>
> --
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