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From: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>
To: "Russell King (Oracle)" <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
Cc: "Andrew Lunn" <andrew@lunn.ch>,
	"Arınç ÜNAL" <arinc.unal@arinc9.com>,
	"DENG Qingfang" <dqfext@gmail.com>,
	"Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca" <luizluca@gmail.com>,
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	"John Crispin" <john@phrozen.org>,
	"Siddhant Gupta" <siddhantgupta416@gmail.com>,
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	"Sergio Paracuellos" <sergio.paracuellos@gmail.com>,
	"Felix Fietkau" <nbd@nbd.name>,
	"Sean Wang" <sean.wang@mediatek.com>,
	"Mark Lee" <Mark-MC.Lee@mediatek.com>,
	"Jakub Kicinski" <kuba@kernel.org>,
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	netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
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	"open list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND FLATTENED DEVICE TREE BINDINGS"
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	openwrt-devel@lists.openwrt.org, erkin.bozoglu@xeront.com
Subject: Re: MT7621 SoC Traffic Won't Flow on RGMII2 Bus/2nd GMAC
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:34:23 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4fd93933-9b98-175a-d6f2-8cb3ddc30c51@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Ye7hMWRR4URUnSFp@shell.armlinux.org.uk>



On 1/24/2022 9:26 AM, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 09:13:38AM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> On 1/23/2022 7:26 AM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 11:33:04AM +0300, Arınç ÜNAL wrote:
>>>> Hey Deng,
>>>>
>>>> On 23/01/2022 09:51, DENG Qingfang wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Do you set the ethernet pinmux correctly?
>>>>>
>>>>> &ethernet {
>>>>>        pinctrl-names = "default";
>>>>>        pinctrl-0 = <&rgmii1_pins &rgmii2_pins &mdio_pins>;
>>>>> };
>>>>
>>>> This fixed it! We did have &rgmii2_pins on the gmac1 node (it was originally
>>>> on external_phy) so we never thought to investigate the pinctrl
>>>> configuration further! Turns out &rgmii2_pins needs to be defined on the
>>>> ethernet node instead.
>>>
>>> PHYs are generally external, so pinmux on them makes no sense. PHYs in
>>> DT are not devices in the usual sense, so i don't think the driver
>>> core will handle pinmux for them, even if you did list them.
>>
>> Not sure I understand your comment here, this is configuring the pinmux on
>> the SoC side in order for the second RGMII interface's data path to work.
> 
> The pinmux configuration was listed under the external PHY node, which
> is qutie unusual. In the case of phylib and external ethernet PHYs,
> this can be a problem.
> 
> The pinmux configuration is normally handled at device probe time by
> the device model, but remember phylib bypasses that when it attaches
> the generic PHY driver - meaning you don't get the pinmux configured.
> 
> What this means is that pinmux configuration in ethernet PHY nodes is
> unreliable. It will only happen if we have a specific driver for the
> PHY and the driver model binds that driver.
> 
> Of course, if we killed the generic driver, that would get around this
> issue by requiring every PHY to have its own specific driver, but there
> would be many complaints because likely lots would stop working.

I suppose that explains why this is still in staging then :) Andrew's 
answer makes more sense now, thanks.
-- 
Florian

      reply	other threads:[~2022-01-24 17:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-22 18:01 Arınç ÜNAL
2022-01-23  6:51 ` DENG Qingfang
2022-01-23  8:33   ` Arınç ÜNAL
2022-01-23 15:26     ` Andrew Lunn
2022-01-23 17:48       ` Arınç ÜNAL
2022-01-24 17:13       ` Florian Fainelli
2022-01-24 17:26         ` Russell King (Oracle)
2022-01-24 17:34           ` Florian Fainelli [this message]

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