Re: [PATCH] NET: bcm63xx_enet: move phy_(dis)connect into probe/remove

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On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 14:02 +0200, Jonas Gorski wrote:

> Only connect/disconnect the phy during probe and remove, not during open
> and close. The phy seldom changes during the runtime, and disconnecting
> the phy during close will prevent the phy driver from keeping any
> configuration over a down/up cycle.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jonas Gorski <jonas.gorski@xxxxxxxxx>

please CC me, I wrote this driver

> -		phydev = phy_connect(dev, phy_id, bcm_enet_adjust_phy_link, 0,
> -				     PHY_INTERFACE_MODE_MII);

bcm_enet_adjust_link() may modify some dma registers that are reset by
bcm_enet_open(), since it can now be called after probe, we may end up
with broken flow control depending on whatever was called first.


-- 
Maxime


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