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From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
To: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
Cc: "Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	"Jakub Kicinski" <kuba@kernel.org>,
	"Thomas Schreiber" <tschreibe@gmail.com>,
	"Heiner Kallweit" <hkallweit1@gmail.com>,
	"Marek Behún" <kabel@kernel.org>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and RTL9601C chips
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 17:40:06 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210107174006.GQ1551@shell.armlinux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X/dCm1fK9jcjs4XT@lunn.ch>

On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 06:19:23PM +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> Did we loose the comment:
> 
> /* Some modules (Nokia 3FE46541AA) lock up if byte 0x51 is read as a
>  * single read. Switch back to reading 16 byte blocks ...
> 
> That explains why 16 is used. Given how broken stuff is and the number
> of workaround we need, we should try to document as much as we cam, so
> we don't break stuff when adding more workarounds.

It is _not_ why 16 is used at all.

We used to read the whole lot in one go. However, some modules could
not cope with a full read - also some Linux I2C drivers struggled with
it.

So, we reduced it down to 16 bytes. See commit 28e74a7cfd64 ("net: sfp:
read eeprom in maximum 16 byte increments"). That had nothing to do
with the 3FE46541AA, which came along later. It has been discovered
that 3FE46541AA reacts badly to a single byte read to address 0x51 -
it locks the I2C bus. Hence why we can't just go to single byte reads
for every module.

So, the comment needs to be kept to explain why we are unable to go
to single byte reads for all modules.  The choice of 16 remains
relatively arbitary.

-- 
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-07 17:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 78+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-30 15:47 [PATCH 0/4] net: sfp: add support for GPON RTL8672/RTL9601C and Ubiquiti U-Fiber Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 15:47 ` [PATCH 1/4] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and RTL9601C chips Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 16:10   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 16:56     ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 17:05       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 17:13         ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-30 17:43           ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 19:09             ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 19:49               ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-31 12:14               ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-31 15:09                 ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-31 15:40                   ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-31 15:30                 ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-31 17:00                   ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-31 17:13                     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-02  1:49                       ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-03  2:25                         ` Thomas Schreiber
2021-01-03  2:41                           ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 14:55                             ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 15:21                               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-06 15:23                                 ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-06 15:27                                   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-06 15:35                                     ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 19:30             ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-30 19:39               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 17:31         ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 19:18           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 15:47 ` [PATCH 2/4] net: sfp: allow to use also SFP modules which are detected as SFF Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 16:11   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 17:06     ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 17:27       ` Marek Behún
2020-12-30 19:12         ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-31 13:52           ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 15:47 ` [PATCH 3/4] net: sfp: assume that LOS is not implemented if both LOS normal and inverted is set Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 16:13   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 16:57     ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 17:06       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-12-30 17:17         ` Andrew Lunn
2020-12-30 17:32           ` Pali Rohár
2020-12-30 15:47 ` [PATCH 4/4] net: sfp: add mode quirk for GPON module Ubiquiti U-Fiber Instant Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 15:37 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] net: sfp: add support for GPON RTL8672/RTL9601C and Ubiquiti U-Fiber Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and RTL9601C chips Pali Rohár
2021-01-07  2:02     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-07  9:08       ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-07 17:19     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-07 17:40       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin [this message]
2021-01-07 19:18         ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-07 19:17       ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-07 19:45       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-07 20:21         ` Marek Behún
2021-01-08  0:49           ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] net: sfp: assume that LOS is not implemented if both LOS normal and inverted is set Pali Rohár
2021-01-07 16:54     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-09 15:46       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-09 15:54         ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-09 16:27           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-09 19:14         ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-09 23:19           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-09 23:50             ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-06 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] net: sfp: add mode quirk for GPON module Ubiquiti U-Fiber Instant Pali Rohár
2021-01-07 16:51     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-11 11:39 ` [PATCH v3 0/2] net: sfp: add support for GPON RTL8672/RTL9601C and Ubiquiti U-Fiber Pali Rohár
2021-01-11 11:39   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and RTL9601C chips Pali Rohár
2021-01-11 15:28     ` Marek Behún
2021-01-11 11:39   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] net: sfp: add mode quirk for GPON module Ubiquiti U-Fiber Instant Pali Rohár
2021-01-11 15:32     ` Marek Behún
2021-01-12 13:33   ` [PATCH v3 0/2] net: sfp: add support for GPON RTL8672/RTL9601C and Ubiquiti U-Fiber Pali Rohár
2021-01-18  9:34   ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 14:09     ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 14:16       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-25 14:23         ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 14:42           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-01-25 14:47             ` Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 15:41               ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-25 15:02 ` [PATCH v4 " Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 15:02   ` [PATCH v4 1/2] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and RTL9601C chips Pali Rohár
2021-01-25 15:02   ` [PATCH v4 2/2] net: sfp: add mode quirk for GPON module Ubiquiti U-Fiber Instant Pali Rohár
2021-01-28 21:50   ` [PATCH v4 0/2] net: sfp: add support for GPON RTL8672/RTL9601C and Ubiquiti U-Fiber patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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