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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2023 13:50:44 +0100
From: Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] net: usb: ax88179_178a: fix failed operations during ax88179_reset

Using generic ASIX Electronics Corp. AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet device,
the following test cycle has been implemented:
    - power on
    - check logs
    - shutdown
    - after detecting the system shutdown, disconnect power
    - after approximately 60 seconds of sleep, power is restored
Running some cycles, sometimes error logs like this appear:
    kernel: ax88179_178a 2-9:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Failed to write reg index 0x0001: -19
    kernel: ax88179_178a 2-9:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Failed to read reg index 0x0001: -19
These failed operation are happening during ax88179_reset execution, so
the initialization could not be correct.

In order to avoid this, we need to increase the delay after reset and
clock initial operations. By using these larger values, many cycles
have been run and no failed operations appear.

Reported-by: Herb Wei <>
Tested-by: Herb Wei <>
Signed-off-by: Jose Ignacio Tornos Martinez <>
 drivers/net/usb/ax88179_178a.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/ax88179_178a.c b/drivers/net/usb/ax88179_178a.c
index aff39bf3161d..4ea0e155bb0d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/ax88179_178a.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/ax88179_178a.c
@@ -1583,11 +1583,11 @@ static int ax88179_reset(struct usbnet *dev)
 	ax88179_write_cmd(dev, AX_ACCESS_MAC, AX_PHYPWR_RSTCTL, 2, 2, tmp16);
-	msleep(200);
+	msleep(500);
 	ax88179_write_cmd(dev, AX_ACCESS_MAC, AX_CLK_SELECT, 1, 1, tmp);
-	msleep(100);
+	msleep(200);
 	/* Ethernet PHY Auto Detach*/

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