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From: Joakim Zhang <>
To: Andrew Lunn <>, Russell King <>
Cc: Vladimir Oltean <>,
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	dl-linux-imx <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] net: stmmac: fix MAC not working when system resume back with WoL enabled
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 06:51:09 +0000	[thread overview]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Lunn <>
> Sent: 2021年9月2日 20:24
> To: Joakim Zhang <>
> Cc: Russell King <>; Vladimir Oltean
> <>;;
> dl-linux-imx <>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: stmmac: fix MAC not working when system resume
> back with WoL enabled
> > Emm,, Andrew is much familiar with FEC, and PHY
> > maintainers, Could you please help put insights here if possible?
> All the boards i have either have an Ethernet Switch connected to the MAC, or
> a Micrel PHY. None are setup for WoL, since it is not used in the use case of
> these boards.
> I think you need to scatter some printk() in various places to confirm what is
> going on. Where is the WoL implemented: MAC or PHY, what is suspended or
> not, etc.

Thanks Andrew, Russell,

I confirmed FEC is MAC-based WoL, and PHY is active when system suspended if MAC-based WoL is active.
I scatter printk() in both phy_device.c and realtek.c phy driver to debug this for both WoL active and inactive case.

When MAC-based WoL is active, phy_suspend() is the last point to actually suspend the PHY, you can see that,
	phy_ethtool_get_wol(phydev, &wol);
	if (wol.wolopts || (netdev && netdev->wol_enabled))
		return -EBUSY;

Here, netdev is true and netdev->wol_enabled is ture (net/ethtool/wol.c: ethnl_set_wol() -> dev->wol_enabled = !!wol.wolopts;)
So that phydev->suspend() would not be called, PHY is active after system suspended. PHY can receive packets and pass to MAC,
MAC is responsible for detecting magic packets then generate a wakeup interrupt. So all is fine for FEC, and the behavior is clear.

For STMMAC, when MAC-based WoL is active, according to the current implementation, only call phylink_mac_change()=false,
PHY would be active, so PHY can receive packets then pass to MAC, MAC ignore packets except magic packets. System can be
waked up successfully.

The issue is that phylink_mac_change()=false only notify a phylink of a change in MAC state, as we analyzed before, PHY would link up again
before system suspended, which lead to .mac_link_up can't be called when system resume back. Unfortunately, all MAC configurations
are in stmmac_mac_link_up(), as a result, MAC has not been initialized correctly when system resume back, so that it can't work any longer.
Intend to fix this obvious breakage, I did some work:
Removing phylink_mac_change() (Russell said it's for MLO_AN_INBAND, but we have a MLO_AN_PHY) from suspend/resume path,
then adding phylink_stop() in suspend, phylink_start() in resume() also for WoL active path. I found remote magic packets can't wake up the
system, I firstly suspect PHY may be suspended. After further debug, I confirm that PHY is active, and stmmac_pmt() is correctly configured.
So the issue seems we invoke phylink_stop() for WoL active patch, continuing..., Removing phylink_mac_change() and phylink_stop() in suspend, 
the system can be waked up via magic packets.

The conclusion is that, as long as we call phylink_stop() for WoL active in suspend(), then system can't be waked up any longer, and the PHY
situation is active. This let me recall what Russell mentioned in this thread, if we need bring MAC link up with phylink framework to let MAC
can see traffic from PHY when MAC-based WoL is active? 

Now, I don't know where I can further dig into this issue, if you have any advice please share with me , thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Joakim Zhang

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03  6:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-01  9:02 Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01  9:13 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-01 10:21   ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01 12:56     ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-02  7:01       ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01 15:40     ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-09-02  7:35       ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01  9:21 ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-09-01 10:25   ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01 10:56     ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-09-01 11:42       ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-01 13:25         ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-02  7:28           ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-02  8:32             ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-02 10:26               ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-02 10:49                 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-02 11:15                   ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-02 12:24                     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-09-03  6:51                       ` Joakim Zhang [this message]
2021-09-03  8:01                         ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-03  8:39                           ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-03  9:32                             ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-03 11:04                               ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-03 12:01                                 ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-03 20:12                                   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-09-06  2:29                                     ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-06  9:34                                       ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-06 10:41                                         ` Joakim Zhang
2021-09-06 11:21                                           ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-06 13:23                                             ` Andrew Lunn
2021-09-07  8:52                                             ` Russell King (Oracle)
2021-09-06  2:21                                   ` Joakim Zhang

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