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Date:   Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:44:36 -0800
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Doug Berger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net 6/8] net: bcmgenet: Power up the internal PHY
 before probing the MII

On 03/09/2017 04:58 PM, Doug Berger wrote:
> When using the internal PHY it must be powered up when the MII is probed
> or the PHY will not be detected.  Since the PHY is powered up at reset
> this has not been a problem.  However, when the kernel is restarted with
> kexec the PHY will likely be powered down when the kernel starts so it
> will not be detected and the Ethernet link will not be established.
> This commit explicitly powers up the internal PHY when the GENET driver
> is probed to correct this behavior.
> Fixes: 1c1008c793fa ("net: bcmgenet: add main driver file")
> Signed-off-by: Doug Berger <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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