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Date:   Thu, 6 Dec 2018 20:31:58 +0000
From:   <Tristram.Ha@...rochip.com>
To:     <andrew@...n.ch>
CC:     <f.fainelli@...il.com>, <pavel@....cz>,
        <UNGLinuxDriver@...rochip.com>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH RFC 1/6] net: dsa: microchip: Prepare PHY for proper
 advertisement

> > +static void ksz9477_phy_setup(struct ksz_device *dev, int port,
> > +			      struct phy_device *phy)
> > +{
> > +	if (port < dev->phy_port_cnt) {
> > +		/* SUPPORTED_Asym_Pause and SUPPORTED_Pause can be
> removed to
> > +		 * disable flow control when rate limiting is used.
> > +		 */
> > +	}
> 
> Hi Tristram
> 
> Is this meant to be a TODO comment?
> 
> What is supposed to happen here is that all forms of pause are disable
> by default. The MAC driver needs to enable what it supports by calling
> phy_support_sym_pause() or phy_support_asym_pause().
> 
> Ah, is this because there is not a real PHY driver?

The kernel has been changed so I am not sure about the current behavior.
I would like to turn on flow control by default.  Before I just assigned
"supported" to "advertising."  I know linkmode_copy is being used now for that.
But last time I checked "advertising" is already the same as "supported."

There will be a situation that flow control should not be turned on as the switch
uses bandwidth control to limit outgoing traffic.

The issue is actually becoming more complex as KSZ9477 has a variant which
does not support gigabit speed, although the same PHY device id is being used.
That means the driver has to fake it by returning a different id and also registering
a different PHY driver to handle that.  Marketing also likes to display the correct chip
name during kernel booting so that users do not get confused.

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