4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Zefir Kurtisi <zefir.kurt...@neratec.com>

[ Upstream commit 811a919135b980bac8009d042acdccf10dc1ef5e ]

While in RUNNING state, phy_state_machine() checks for link changes by
comparing phydev->link before and after calling phy_read_status().
This works as long as it is guaranteed that phydev->link is never
changed outside the phy_state_machine().

If in some setups this happens, it causes the state machine to miss
a link loss and remain RUNNING despite phydev->link being 0.

This has been observed running a dsa setup with a process continuously
polling the link states over ethtool each second (SNMPD RFC-1213
agent). Disconnecting the link on a phy followed by a ETHTOOL_GSET
causes dsa_slave_get_settings() / dsa_slave_get_link_ksettings() to
call phy_read_status() and with that modify the link status - and
with that bricking the phy state machine.

This patch adds a fail-safe check while in RUNNING, which causes to
move to CHANGELINK when the link is gone and we are still RUNNING.

Signed-off-by: Zefir Kurtisi <zefir.kurt...@neratec.com>
Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <f.faine...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <da...@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.le...@verizon.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>
 drivers/net/phy/phy.c |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy.c
@@ -1063,6 +1063,15 @@ void phy_state_machine(struct work_struc
                        if (old_link != phydev->link)
                                phydev->state = PHY_CHANGELINK;
+               /*
+                * Failsafe: check that nobody set phydev->link=0 between two
+                * poll cycles, otherwise we won't leave RUNNING state as long
+                * as link remains down.
+                */
+               if (!phydev->link && phydev->state == PHY_RUNNING) {
+                       phydev->state = PHY_CHANGELINK;
+                       phydev_err(phydev, "no link in PHY_RUNNING\n");
+               }
        case PHY_CHANGELINK:
                err = phy_read_status(phydev);

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