Re: [PATCH v4 06/12] ARM: dove: add gigabit ethernet and mvmdiodevice tree nodes

From: Jason Cooper
Date: Wed May 22 2013 - 13:48:52 EST

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 07:42:36PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> On 05/22/2013 07:35 PM, Jason Cooper wrote:
> >On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 07:32:51PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> >>On 05/22/2013 06:59 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> >>>On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 09:10:10AM -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
> >>>>iirc, our solution to this was to parse the ATAGs for the mac addr and
> >>>>update the appended dtb. This way, module load and unload would work
> >>>>without loosing the mac address. I believe Jason Gunthorpe has a patch
> >>>>to atags_to_fdt() for this... This should allow us to get rid of the
> >>>>clocks hack.
> >>>
> >>>Sorry, no, we don't use ATAGs here, our platforms start the kernel
> >>>with a correct DTB that has the correct mac address to use. My patch
> >>>was to have the driver accept it, and I think Sebastian has already
> >>>got that functionality...
> >>
> >>Not neccessary anyway, after talking Jason C in a Kirkwood-only
> >>workaround I prepared a patch that reads mac address registers early
> >>and stores it in the local-mac-address property.
> >
> >Sweet!
> >
> >>Just tested on Dockstar with gated clocks and modular DT mv643xx_eth.
> >>
> >>Will append to the DT mv643xx_eth patch set if a v5 will be required
> >>or as single patch prior Jason C taking in the ARM part of it
> >>otherwise.
> >
> >Please post, in-reply-to v4 is fine.
> Hmm, maybe a little bit too early. While restoring the MAC address now
> works, another bug arises which I guess is related with phy setup
> and aneg.
> Will investigate and update patch set accordingly.

Cool, chances are, we should be able to take that patch in by itself for
this merge window...


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