lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Sep]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] ethtool: implement Energy Detect Powerdown support via phy-tunable
On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:28:11PM +0300, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:
> The `phy_tunable_id` has been named `ETHTOOL_PHY_EDPD` since it looks like
> this feature is common across other PHYs (like EEE), and defining
> `ETHTOOL_PHY_ENERGY_DETECT_POWER_DOWN` seems too long.
>
> The way EDPD works, is that the RX block is put to a lower power mode,
> except for link-pulse detection circuits. The TX block is also put to low
> power mode, but the PHY wakes-up periodically to send link pulses, to avoid
> lock-ups in case the other side is also in EDPD mode.
>
> Currently, there are 2 PHY drivers that look like they could use this new
> PHY tunable feature: the `adin` && `micrel` PHYs.
>
> The ADIN's datasheet mentions that TX pulses are at intervals of 1 second
> default each, and they can be disabled. For the Micrel KSZ9031 PHY, the
> datasheet does not mention whether they can be disabled, but mentions that
> they can modified.
>
> The way this change is structured, is similar to the PHY tunable downshift
> control:
> * a `ETHTOOL_PHY_EDPD_DFLT_TX_MSECS` value is exposed to cover a default
> TX interval; some PHYs could specify a certain value that makes sense
> * `ETHTOOL_PHY_EDPD_NO_TX` would disable TX when EDPD is enabled
> * `ETHTOOL_PHY_EDPD_DISABLE` will disable EDPD
>
> As noted by the `ETHTOOL_PHY_EDPD_DFLT_TX_MSECS` the interval unit is 1
> millisecond, which should cover a reasonable range of intervals:
> - from 1 millisecond, which does not sound like much of a power-saver
> - to ~65 seconds which is quite a lot to wait for a link to come up when
> plugging a cable
>
> Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>

Andrew

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-09-14 17:26    [W:0.104 / U:0.020 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site