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Date:   Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:22:08 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Doug Berger <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 2/2] net: bcmgenet: keep MAC in reset until PHY is up

On 3/16/2020 2:44 PM, Doug Berger wrote:
> As noted in commit 28c2d1a7a0bf ("net: bcmgenet: enable loopback
> during UniMAC sw_reset") the UniMAC must be clocked at least 5
> cycles while the sw_reset is asserted to ensure a clean reset.
> That commit enabled local loopback to provide an Rx clock from the
> GENET sourced Tx clk. However, when connected in MII mode the Tx
> clk is sourced by the PHY so if an EPHY is not supplying clocks
> (e.g. when the link is down) the UniMAC does not receive the
> necessary clocks.
> This commit extends the sw_reset window until the PHY reports that
> the link is up thereby ensuring that the clocks are being provided
> to the MAC to produce a clean reset.
> One consequence is that if the system attempts to enter a Wake on
> LAN suspend state when the PHY link has not been active the MAC
> may not have had a chance to initialize cleanly. In this case, we
> remove the sw_reset and enable the WoL reception path as normal
> with the hope that the PHY will provide the necessary clocks to
> drive the WoL blocks if the link becomes active after the system
> has entered suspend.
> Fixes: 1c1008c793fa ("net: bcmgenet: add main driver file")
> Signed-off-by: Doug Berger <>

Acked-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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