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Date:   Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:56:14 +0800
From:   Voon Weifeng <>
To:     "David S . Miller" <>,
        Maxime Coquelin <>
        Jose Abreu <>,
        Giuseppe Cavallaro <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Alexandre Torgue <>,
        Ong Boon Leong <>,
        Voon Weifeng <>,
        Seow Chen Yong <>,
        Mark Gross <>
Subject: [PATCH v1 net] net: stmmac: removed enabling eee in EEE set callback

EEE should be only be enabled during stmmac_mac_link_up() when the
link are up and being set up properly. set_eee should only do settings
configuration and disabling the eee.

Without this fix, turning on EEE using ethtool will return
"Operation not supported". This is due to the driver is in a dead loop
waiting for eee to be advertised in the for eee to be activated but the
driver will only configure the EEE advertisement after the eee is

Ethtool should only return "Operation not supported" if there is no EEE
capbility in the MAC controller.

Fixes: 8a7493e58ad6 ("net: stmmac: Fix a race in EEE enable callback")

Signed-off-by: Voon Weifeng <>
 .../net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c  | 15 ++++-----------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c
index ac5e8cc5fb9f..430a4b32ec1e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_ethtool.c
@@ -675,23 +675,16 @@ static int stmmac_ethtool_op_set_eee(struct net_device *dev,
 	struct stmmac_priv *priv = netdev_priv(dev);
 	int ret;
-	if (!edata->eee_enabled) {
+	if (!priv->dma_cap.eee)
+		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
+	if (!edata->eee_enabled)
-	} else {
-		/* We are asking for enabling the EEE but it is safe
-		 * to verify all by invoking the eee_init function.
-		 * In case of failure it will return an error.
-		 */
-		edata->eee_enabled = stmmac_eee_init(priv);
-		if (!edata->eee_enabled)
-			return -EOPNOTSUPP;
-	}
 	ret = phylink_ethtool_set_eee(priv->phylink, edata);
 	if (ret)
 		return ret;
-	priv->eee_enabled = edata->eee_enabled;
 	priv->tx_lpi_timer = edata->tx_lpi_timer;
 	return 0;

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