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Date:	Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:57:29 -0500
From:	Kostya Belezko <>
To:	David Miller <>
CC:	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v2][Nios2-dev] Altera TSE: Add missing phydev

> Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:45:00 -0500
> To:
> CC:;
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2][Nios2-dev] Altera TSE: Add missing phydev
> From:
> From: Kostya Belezko <>
> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:27:09 -0500
>> Altera network device doesn't come up after
>> ifconfig eth0 down
>> ifconfig eth0 up
>> The reason behind is clearing priv->phydev during tse_shutdown().
>> The phydev is not restored back at tse_open().
>> Resubmiting as to follow Tobias Klauser suggestion.
>> phy_start/phy_stop are called on each ifup/ifdown and
>> phy_disconnect is called once during the module removal.
>> Signed-off-by: Kostya Belezko <>
> I'll apply this, but I'm pretty sure the phy_disconnect() is down
> so that the PHY is powered down when the device is not up.

Hi David,
What do you mean by phy_disconnect() is down?
Originally priv->phydev is NULL (and remains null forever) right after 'ifdown eth0'

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