On 03/11/2018 07:00 AM, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> Currently the link state is initialized to "up" when the phy_device is
> being created. This is not consistent with the phy state being
> initialized to PHY_DOWN.
> Usually this doen't do any harm because the link state is updated
> once the PHY reaches state PHY_AN. However e.g. if a LAN port isn't
> used and the PHY remains down this inconsistency remains and calls
> to functions like phy_print_status() give false results.
> Therefore change the initialization to link being down.
> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <hkallwe...@gmail.com>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <f.faine...@gmail.com>

FWIW, I have been working on some patches to try to reduce the amount of
link drops that we are seeing. This particular change may be changed in
the future to try to initialize the link state as early as possible, but
for now this is good.


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