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Date:   Sun, 25 Oct 2020 15:18:25 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Icenowy Zheng <>
Cc:     Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Russell King <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Willy Liu <>,
        Jernej Skrabec <>,
        Rob Herring <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: phy: realtek: omit setting PHY-side delay when
 "rgmii" specified

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 04:55:56PM +0800, Icenowy Zheng wrote:
> Currently there are many boards that just set "rgmii" as phy-mode in the
> device tree, and leave the hardware [TR]XDLY pins to set PHY delay mode.
> In order to keep old device tree working, omit setting delay for just
> "RGMII" without any internal delay suffix, otherwise many devices are
> broken.

Hi Icenowy

We have been here before with the Atheros PHY. It did not correctly
implement one of the delay modes, until somebody really did need that
mode. So the driver was fixed. And we then found a number of device
trees were also buggy. It was painful for a while, but all the device
trees got fixed.

We should do the same here. Please submit patches for the device tree


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