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authorStefan Agner <>2018-11-05 16:33:29 +0100
committerPhilippe Schenker <>2018-11-06 10:37:04 +0100
commitde2360842dc6e1ece62d874ab8cc13f95fdd5a6f (patch)
parent496776ddb74fb2b2a203f917950e42b7421ea474 (diff)
phy: micrel: do not use power down mode
Some Micrel KSZ8041NL PHY chips exhibit continous RX errors after using the power down mode bit (0.11). If the PHY is taken out of power down mode in a certain temperature range, the PHY enters a weird state which leads to continously reporting RX errors. In that state, the MAC is not able to receive or send any Ethernet frames and the activity LED is constantly blinking. Since Linux is using the suspend callback when the interface is taken down, ending up in that state can easily happen during a normal startup. Micrel confirmed the issue, caused by abnormal clock recovery when using power down mode. Even the latest revision (A4, Revision ID 0x1513) seems to suffer that problem. Remove the suspend/resume callback to avoid using the power down mode completely. Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <> Signed-off-by: Philippe Schenker <>
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/micrel.c b/drivers/net/phy/micrel.c
index 599275c355a5..80a8de5cd658 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/micrel.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/micrel.c
@@ -656,8 +656,6 @@ static struct phy_driver ksphy_driver[] = {
.read_status = genphy_read_status,
.ack_interrupt = kszphy_ack_interrupt,
.config_intr = kszphy_config_intr,
- .suspend = genphy_suspend,
- .resume = genphy_resume,
.driver = { .owner = THIS_MODULE,},
}, {
.phy_id = PHY_ID_KSZ8041RNLI,