> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 12:04:38PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> From: Andrew Lunn <and...@lunn.ch>
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:14:53 +0200
> > The phy_start() is used to indicate the PHY is now ready to do its
> > work. The state is changed, normally to PHY_UP which means that both
> > the MAC and the PHY are ready.
> > 
> > If the phy driver is using polling, when the next poll happens, the
> > state machine notices the PHY is now in PHY_UP, and kicks off
> > auto-negotiation, if needed.
> > 
> > If however, the PHY is using interrupts, there is no polling. The phy
> > is stuck in PHY_UP until the next interrupt comes along. And there is
> > no reason for the PHY to interrupt.
> > 
> > Have phy_start() schedule the state machine to run, which both speeds
> > up the polling use case, and makes the interrupt use case actually
> > work.
> > 
> > This problems exists whenever there is a state change which will not
> > cause an interrupt. Trigger the state machine in these cases,
> > e.g. phy_error().
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Lunn <and...@lunn.ch>
> > Cc: Kyle Roeschley <kyle.roesch...@ni.com>
> > ---
> > 
> > This should be applied to stable, but i've no idea what fixes: tag to
> > use. It could be phylib has been broken since interrupts were added?
> Since you think it should go to -stable, it is not appropriate to target
> this patch to 'net-next', only 'net' makes sense.

Hi David

Just for my clarification:

We are in the middle of the merge window. What does net-next and net
mean at the moment?

Outside of the merge window, net is patches being collected to go into
the next -rc. net-next is used to collect patches for the next merge

During the merge window, i've seen you collect patches into net-next
and send additional pull requests to Linus. Which is why i based it on
net-next. I did not check, but i assumed net was still on v4.8.0,
waiting for -rc1 to come out. But this assumption seems untrue. During
the merge window does net equate to what Linus has already pulled from


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