lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Fri, 22 May 2020 16:30:56 -0500
From:   Jeremy Linton <>
Cc:,,,,,,,, Jeremy Linton <>
Subject: [RFC 08/11] net: phy: Allow mdio buses to auto-probe c45 devices

The mdiobus_scan logic is currently hardcoded to only
work with c22 devices. This works fairly well in most
cases, but its possible a c45 device doesn't respond
despite being a standard phy. If the parent hardware
is capable, it makes sense to scan for c45 devices before
falling back to c22.

As we want this to reflect the capabilities of the STA,
lets add a field to the mii_bus structure to represent
the capability. That way devices can opt into the extended
scanning. Existing users should continue to default to c22
only scanning as long as they are zero'ing the structure
before use.

At the moment its a yes/no option, but in the future
it may be useful to extend this to c45 only policy, or
add additional classes and policies.

Signed-off-by: Jeremy Linton <>
 drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c | 9 +++++++--
 include/linux/phy.h        | 5 +++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c b/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
index 7a4eb3f2cb74..3ab618e15f2c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
@@ -732,10 +732,15 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(mdiobus_free);
 struct phy_device *mdiobus_scan(struct mii_bus *bus, int addr)
-	struct phy_device *phydev;
+	struct phy_device *phydev = ERR_PTR(-ENODEV);
 	int err;
-	phydev = get_phy_device(bus, addr, false);
+	if (bus->probe_capabilities == MDIOBUS_C45_FIRST)
+		phydev = get_phy_device(bus, addr, true);
+	if (IS_ERR(phydev))
+		phydev = get_phy_device(bus, addr, false);
 	if (IS_ERR(phydev))
 		return phydev;
diff --git a/include/linux/phy.h b/include/linux/phy.h
index 480a6b153227..d68e1ebab484 100644
--- a/include/linux/phy.h
+++ b/include/linux/phy.h
@@ -275,6 +275,11 @@ struct mii_bus {
 	int reset_delay_us;
 	/* RESET GPIO descriptor pointer */
 	struct gpio_desc *reset_gpiod;
+	/* bus capabilities, used for probing */
+	enum {
+		MDIOBUS_C22_ONLY = 0,
+	} probe_capabilities;
 #define to_mii_bus(d) container_of(d, struct mii_bus, dev)

Powered by blists - more mailing lists