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Date:	Sat, 17 Feb 2007 15:21:32 -0500
From:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
To:	Mark Brown <broonie@...ena.org.uk>
CC:	Tim Hockin <thockin@...kin.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 1/2] natsemi: Add support for using MII port with no PHY

Mark Brown wrote:
> This patch provides code paths which allow the natsemi driver to use the
> external MII port on the chip but ignore any PHYs that may be attached to it.
> The link state will be left as it was when the driver started and can be
> configured via ethtool.  Any PHYs that are present can be accessed via the MII
> ioctl()s.
> 
> This is useful for systems where the device is connected without a PHY
> or where either information or actions outside the scope of the driver
> are required in order to use the PHYs.
> 
> Signed-Off-By: Mark Brown <broonie@...ena.org.uk>
> 
> ---
> 
> Previous versions of this patch exposed the new functionality as a module
> option.  This has been removed.  Any hardware that needs this should be
> identifiable by a quirk since it unlikely to behave correctly with an
> unmodified driver.

I ACK this general concept.  Please update for the minor issues and resend.


> 
> Index: linux/drivers/net/natsemi.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/drivers/net/natsemi.c	2007-02-12 17:44:33.000000000 +0000
> +++ linux/drivers/net/natsemi.c	2007-02-12 18:09:44.000000000 +0000
> @@ -568,6 +568,8 @@
>  	u32 intr_status;
>  	/* Do not touch the nic registers */
>  	int hands_off;
> +	/* Don't pay attention to the reported link state. */
> +	int ignore_phy;
>  	/* external phy that is used: only valid if dev->if_port != PORT_TP */
>  	int mii;
>  	int phy_addr_external;
> @@ -696,7 +698,10 @@
>  	struct netdev_private *np = netdev_priv(dev);
>  	u32 tmp;
>  
> -	netif_carrier_off(dev);
> +	if (np->ignore_phy)
> +		netif_carrier_on(dev);
> +	else
> +		netif_carrier_off(dev);
>  
>  	/* get the initial settings from hardware */
>  	tmp            = mdio_read(dev, MII_BMCR);
> @@ -806,8 +811,10 @@
>  	np->hands_off = 0;
>  	np->intr_status = 0;
>  	np->eeprom_size = natsemi_pci_info[chip_idx].eeprom_size;
> +	np->ignore_phy = 0;
>  
>  	/* Initial port:
> +	 * - If configured to ignore the PHY set up for external.
>  	 * - If the nic was configured to use an external phy and if find_mii
>  	 *   finds a phy: use external port, first phy that replies.
>  	 * - Otherwise: internal port.
> @@ -815,7 +822,7 @@
>  	 * The address would be used to access a phy over the mii bus, but
>  	 * the internal phy is accessed through mapped registers.
>  	 */
> -	if (readl(ioaddr + ChipConfig) & CfgExtPhy)
> +	if (np->ignore_phy || readl(ioaddr + ChipConfig) & CfgExtPhy)
>  		dev->if_port = PORT_MII;
>  	else
>  		dev->if_port = PORT_TP;
> @@ -825,7 +832,9 @@
>  
>  	if (dev->if_port != PORT_TP) {
>  		np->phy_addr_external = find_mii(dev);
> -		if (np->phy_addr_external == PHY_ADDR_NONE) {
> +		/* If we're ignoring the PHY it doesn't matter if we can't
> +		 * find one. */
> +		if (!np->ignore_phy && np->phy_addr_external == PHY_ADDR_NONE) {
>  			dev->if_port = PORT_TP;
>  			np->phy_addr_external = PHY_ADDR_INTERNAL;
>  		}
> @@ -891,6 +900,8 @@
>  		printk("%02x, IRQ %d", dev->dev_addr[i], irq);
>  		if (dev->if_port == PORT_TP)
>  			printk(", port TP.\n");
> +		else if (np->ignore_phy)
> +			printk(", port MII, ignoring PHY\n");
>  		else
>  			printk(", port MII, phy ad %d.\n", np->phy_addr_external);
>  	}
> @@ -1571,42 +1582,45 @@
>  {
>  	struct netdev_private *np = netdev_priv(dev);
>  	void __iomem * ioaddr = ns_ioaddr(dev);
> -	int duplex;
> +	int duplex = np->duplex;
>  	u16 bmsr;
>  
> -	/* The link status field is latched: it remains low after a temporary
> -	 * link failure until it's read. We need the current link status,
> -	 * thus read twice.
> -	 */
> -	mdio_read(dev, MII_BMSR);
> -	bmsr = mdio_read(dev, MII_BMSR);
> +	/* If we are ignoring the PHY then don't try reading it. */
> +	if (!np->ignore_phy) {

This change causes a lot of needless indentation changes.  I would 
prefer something like

	if (np->ignore_phy)
		return;

or

	if (np->ignore_phy)
		goto step_2;


> +		/* The link status field is latched: it remains low
> +		 * after a temporary link failure until it's read. We
> +		 * need the current link status, thus read twice.
> +		 */
> +		mdio_read(dev, MII_BMSR);
> +		bmsr = mdio_read(dev, MII_BMSR);
>  
> -	if (!(bmsr & BMSR_LSTATUS)) {
> -		if (netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
> +		if (!(bmsr & BMSR_LSTATUS)) {
> +			if (netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
> +				if (netif_msg_link(np))
> +					printk(KERN_NOTICE "%s: link down.\n",
> +					       dev->name);
> +				netif_carrier_off(dev);
> +				undo_cable_magic(dev);
> +			}
> +			return;
> +		}
> +		if (!netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
>  			if (netif_msg_link(np))
> -				printk(KERN_NOTICE "%s: link down.\n",
> -					dev->name);
> -			netif_carrier_off(dev);
> -			undo_cable_magic(dev);
> +				printk(KERN_NOTICE "%s: link up.\n", dev->name);
> +			netif_carrier_on(dev);
> +			do_cable_magic(dev);
>  		}
> -		return;
> -	}
> -	if (!netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
> -		if (netif_msg_link(np))
> -			printk(KERN_NOTICE "%s: link up.\n", dev->name);
> -		netif_carrier_on(dev);
> -		do_cable_magic(dev);
> -	}
>  
> -	duplex = np->full_duplex;
> -	if (!duplex) {
> -		if (bmsr & BMSR_ANEGCOMPLETE) {
> -			int tmp = mii_nway_result(
> -				np->advertising & mdio_read(dev, MII_LPA));
> -			if (tmp == LPA_100FULL || tmp == LPA_10FULL)
> +		duplex = np->full_duplex;
> +		if (!duplex) {
> +			if (bmsr & BMSR_ANEGCOMPLETE) {
> +				int tmp = mii_nway_result(
> +					np->advertising & mdio_read(dev, MII_LPA));
> +				if (tmp == LPA_100FULL || tmp == LPA_10FULL)
> +					duplex = 1;
> +			} else if (mdio_read(dev, MII_BMCR) & BMCR_FULLDPLX)
>  				duplex = 1;
> -		} else if (mdio_read(dev, MII_BMCR) & BMCR_FULLDPLX)
> -			duplex = 1;
> +		}
>  	}
>  
>  	/* if duplex is set then bit 28 must be set, too */
> @@ -2819,6 +2833,16 @@
>  	}
>  
>  	/*
> +	 * If we're ignoring the PHY then autoneg and the internal
> +	 * transciever are really not going to work so don't let the
> +	 * user select them.
> +	 */
> +	if (np->ignore_phy && (ecmd->autoneg == AUTONEG_ENABLE ||
> +			       ecmd->port == PORT_TP)) {
> +		return -EINVAL;
> +	}
> +
> +	/*

always kill the braces surrounding a single C statement

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