[2/2] gianfar: Don't reset TBI<->SerDes link if it's already up

Submitted by Trent Piepho on Oct. 31, 2008, 1:17 a.m.


Message ID 1225415827-8167-2-git-send-email-tpiepho@freescale.com
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Trent Piepho Oct. 31, 2008, 1:17 a.m.
The link may be up already via the chip's reset strapping, or though action
of U-Boot, or from the last time the interface was brought up.  Resetting
the link causes it to go down for several seconds.  This can significantly
increase the time from power-on to DHCP completion and a device being
accessible to the network.

Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <tpiepho@freescale.com>
Acked-by: Andy Fleming <afleming@freescale.com>
 drivers/net/gianfar.c |    9 +++++++++
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/net/gianfar.c b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
index 249541a..83a5cb6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/gianfar.c
+++ b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
@@ -591,6 +591,14 @@  static void gfar_configure_serdes(struct net_device *dev)
 	if (bus)
+	/* If the link is already up, we must already be ok, and don't need to
+	 * configure and reset the TBI<->SerDes link.  Maybe U-Boot configured
+	 * everything for us?  Resetting it takes the link down and requires
+	 * several seconds for it to come back.
+	 */
+	if (gfar_local_mdio_read(regs, tbipa, MII_BMSR) & BMSR_LSTATUS)
+		goto done;
 	/* Single clk mode, mii mode off(for serdes communication) */
 	gfar_local_mdio_write(regs, tbipa, MII_TBICON, TBICON_CLK_SELECT);
@@ -601,6 +609,7 @@  static void gfar_configure_serdes(struct net_device *dev)
 	gfar_local_mdio_write(regs, tbipa, MII_BMCR, BMCR_ANENABLE |
+	done:
 	if (bus)