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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:28:17 +0200
From:   Marek BehĂșn <>
To:     Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
Cc:     Andrew Lunn <>,
        Maxime Chevallier <>,
        Baruch Siach <>,
        Chris Healy <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC russell-king 3/4] net: phy: marvell10g: change
 MACTYPE according to phydev->interface

On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:22:32 +0100
Russell King - ARM Linux admin <> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 06:13:33PM +0200, Marek BehĂșn wrote:
> > The MACTYPE is not being lost. But changing it requires Port
> > Software Reset, which resets the link, so it cannot be done for
> > example in read_status.  
> Wouldn't the right place to configure it be in the config_init()
> method - which is called once we have a MAC attaching to the PHY?
> As I mentioned, if we had a way to pass the MAC interface supported
> mask into phylib, config_init() could then use that to determine what
> to do.

It is done from config_init. mv3310_power_up is called from

> > I think the MACTYPE should be set sometime during PHY
> > initialisation, and only once: either to XFI with rate matching, if
> > the underlying MAC does not support lower modes, or to
> > 10gbase-r/2500base-x/sgmii mode, if the underlying MAC supports
> > only slower modes than 10G.  
> Yes - only changing the MAC type if we have good reason to do so to
> support other rates.
> There is a related problem however.  Note that if you have an 88x3310
> (non-P) in the SFP, then when rate matching is enabled, the PHY will
> _not_ generate pause frames, and the PHY expects the MAC to be
> configured to pace itself to the slower speed.  I don't believe we
> have support in MACs for that, but phylib and therefore phylink
> provides the information:
> 	interface - 10GBASE-R
> 	speed - media speed
> 	pause - media pause modes
> So, if speed != SPEED_10000 and there are no pause modes, we should,
> for the sake of the entire link, pace the MAC to the media speed by
> controlling its egress rate.

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