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Date:   Sun, 05 Mar 2017 17:58:11 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2] net: phy: Do not perform software reset for
 Generic PHY

From: Florian Fainelli <>
Date: Sun,  5 Mar 2017 12:34:49 -0800

> The Generic PHY driver is a catch-all PHY driver and it should preserve
> whatever prior initialization has been done by boot loader or firmware
> agents. For specific PHY device configuration it is expected that a
> specialized PHY driver would take over that role.
> Resetting the generic PHY was a bad idea that has lead to several
> complaints and downstream workarounds e.g: in OpenWrt/LEDE so restore
> the behavior prior to 87aa9f9c61ad ("net: phy: consolidate PHY
> reset in phy_init_hw()").
> Reported-by: Felix Fietkau <>
> Fixes: 87aa9f9c61ad ("net: phy: consolidate PHY reset in phy_init_hw()")
> Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>

Applied, thanks Florian.

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