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Date:   Tue, 28 May 2019 13:10:46 +0900
From:   Yoshihiro Shimoda <>
        Yoshihiro Shimoda <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] net: sh_eth: fix mdio access in sh_eth_close() for R-Car Gen2 and RZ/A1 SoCs

The sh_eth_close() resets the MAC and then calls phy_stop()
so that mdio read access result is incorrect without any error
according to kernel trace like below:

ifconfig-216   [003] .n..   109.133124: mdio_access: ee700000.ethernet-ffffffff read  phy:0x01 reg:0x00 val:0xffff

According to the hardware manual, the RMII mode should be set to 1
before operation the Ethernet MAC. However, the previous code was not
set to 1 after the driver issued the soft_reset in sh_eth_dev_exit()
so that the mdio read access result seemed incorrect. To fix the issue,
this patch adds a condition and set the RMII mode register in
sh_eth_dev_exit() for R-Car Gen2 and RZ/A1 SoCs.

Note that when I have tried to move the sh_eth_dev_exit() calling
after phy_stop() on sh_eth_close(), but it gets worse (kernel panic
happened and it seems that a register is accessed while the clock is

Signed-off-by: Yoshihiro Shimoda <>
 Changes from v1 (
 - Revise the subject, commit log and the comment of the code.
 - Move the RMII setting to right after soft_reset.

 drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/sh_eth.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/sh_eth.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/sh_eth.c
index 6354f19..7ba35a0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/sh_eth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/sh_eth.c
@@ -1594,6 +1594,10 @@ static void sh_eth_dev_exit(struct net_device *ndev)
+	/* Set the RMII mode again if required */
+	if (mdp->cd->rmiimode)
+		sh_eth_write(ndev, 0x1, RMIIMODE);
 	/* Set MAC address again */

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