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[6/7] net/ixgbe: Retry SFP ID read field to handle misbehaving SFPs

Message ID 20211203225516.571368-7-stephend@silicom-usa.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
Delegated to: Qi Zhang
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Series ixgbe SFP handling fixes | expand

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Stephen Douthit Dec. 3, 2021, 10:55 p.m. UTC
Some XGS-PON SFPs have been observed ACKing I2C reads and return
uninitialized garbage while their uC boots.  This can lead to the SFP ID
code marking an otherwise working SFP module as unsupported if a bogus
ID value is read while it's internal PHY/microcontroller is still
booting.

Retry the ID read several times looking not just for NAK, but also for a
valid ID field.

Since the device isn't NAKing the trasaction the existing longer retry code
in ixgbe_read_i2c_byte_generic_int() doesn't apply here.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Douthit <stephend@silicom-usa.com>
---
 drivers/net/ixgbe/base/ixgbe_phy.c | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/drivers/net/ixgbe/base/ixgbe_phy.c b/drivers/net/ixgbe/base/ixgbe_phy.c
index d8d51d2c3f..429b2b4142 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/base/ixgbe_phy.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/base/ixgbe_phy.c
@@ -1275,6 +1275,7 @@  s32 ixgbe_identify_sfp_module_generic(struct ixgbe_hw *hw)
 	u8 cable_tech = 0;
 	u8 cable_spec = 0;
 	u16 enforce_sfp = 0;
+	u8 id_reads;
 
 	DEBUGFUNC("ixgbe_identify_sfp_module_generic");
 
@@ -1287,12 +1288,34 @@  s32 ixgbe_identify_sfp_module_generic(struct ixgbe_hw *hw)
 	/* LAN ID is needed for I2C access */
 	hw->mac.ops.set_lan_id(hw);
 
-	status = hw->phy.ops.read_i2c_eeprom(hw,
-					     IXGBE_SFF_IDENTIFIER,
-					     &identifier);
+	/* Need to check this a couple of times for a sane value.
+	 *
+	 * SFPs that have a uC slaved to the I2C bus (vs. a dumb EEPROM) can be
+	 * poorly designed such that they will ACK I2C reads and return
+	 * whatever bogus data is in the SRAM (or whatever is backing the slave
+	 * device) before things are truely initialized.
+	 *
+	 * In a perfect world devices would NAK I2C requests until they were
+	 * sane, but here we are.
+	 *
+	 * Give such devices a couple tries to get their act together before
+	 * marking the device as unsupported.
+	 */
+	for (id_reads = 0; id_reads < 5; id_reads++) {
+		status = hw->phy.ops.read_i2c_eeprom(hw,
+						     IXGBE_SFF_IDENTIFIER,
+						     &identifier);
 
-	if (status != IXGBE_SUCCESS)
+		DEBUGOUT("status %d, id %d\n", status, identifier);
+		if (!status &&
+		    identifier == IXGBE_SFF_IDENTIFIER_SFP)
+			break;
+	}
+
+	if (status != IXGBE_SUCCESS) {
+		DEBUGOUT("Failed SFF ID read (%d attempts)\n", id_reads);
 		goto err_read_i2c_eeprom;
+	}
 
 	if (identifier != IXGBE_SFF_IDENTIFIER_SFP) {
 		hw->phy.type = ixgbe_phy_sfp_unsupported;