GbE: Optionally force master mode for RTL PHY
(07-25-2016, 06:04 AM)xalius Wrote: A while back I stumbled over this patch for u-boot forcing the RTL80211C/E PHY into master mode to overcome some issues when the PHY is in slave mode.

Maybe this could be a source for the random GbE problems we see here sometimes?

I was just looking at Olimex blog and read the specs for their A64 board, and one of the features reads:

* Ethernet Gigabit interface works just in master mode

I tried adding the register read-modify-write to the 3.10.x BSP driver but failed, maybe someone with better skills can have a look at it? The patch boils down to:

/* RTL8211x 1000BASE-T Control Register */
#define MIIM_RTL8211x_CTRL1000T_MSCE (1 << 12);
#define MIIM_RTL8211X_CTRL1000T_MASTER (1 << 11);


    unsigned int reg = phy_read(phydev, MDIO_DEVAD_NONE, MII_CTRL1000);
    /* force manual master/slave configuration */
    reg |= MIIM_RTL8211x_CTRL1000T_MSCE;
    /* force master mode */
    reg |= MIIM_RTL8211X_CTRL1000T_MASTER;
    phy_write(phydev, MDIO_DEVAD_NONE, MII_CTRL1000, reg);


One read-modify-write operation....

This is a good finding, I will ask our Android engineer to check out.

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RE: GbE: Optionally force master mode for RTL PHY - by tllim - 07-25-2016, 03:51 PM

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