phylib: Wake PHY state machine on interrupt

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David Miller Oct. 8, 2008, 10:47 p.m.
With a minor coding style fix, I've applied your patch
as below.  Thanks.

commit 0acb28396728f42b6b1553c85d27c37513796043
Author: Trent Piepho <>
Date:   Wed Oct 8 15:46:57 2008 -0700

    phylib: Wake PHY state machine on interrupt
    This way the phy layer will respond to a change in phy state immediately,
    instead of up to one second later when the state machine timer runs.
    Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <>
    Acked-by: Andy Fleming <>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

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diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
index 0433fcd..20cc82c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
@@ -729,6 +729,12 @@  static void phy_change(struct work_struct *work)
 	if (err)
 		goto irq_enable_err;
+	/* Stop timer and run the state queue now.  The work function for
+	 * state_queue will start the timer up again.
+	 */
+	del_timer(&phydev->phy_timer);
+	schedule_work(&phydev->state_queue);