net: dsa: microchip: fix register write order in ksz8_ind_write8()

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State New
Series net: dsa: microchip: fix register write order in ksz8_ind_write8() |

Commit Message March 4, 2024, 3:41 p.m. UTC
  From: "Tobias Jakobi (Compleo)" <>

This bug was noticed while re-implementing parts of the kernel
driver in userspace using spidev. The goal was to enable some
of the errata workarounds that Microchip describes in their
errata sheet [1].

Both the errata sheet and the regular datasheet of e.g. the KSZ8795
imply that you need to do this for indirect register accesses:
- write a 16-bit value to a control register pair (this value
  consists of the indirect register table, and the offset inside
  the table)
- either read or write an 8-bit value from the data storage
  register (indicated by REG_IND_BYTE in the kernel)

The current implementation has the order swapped. It can be
proven, by reading back some indirect register with known content
(the EEE register modified in ksz8_handle_global_errata() is one of
these), that this implementation does not work.

Private discussion with Oleksij Rempel of Pengutronix has revealed
that the workaround was apparantly never tested on actual hardware.


Signed-off-by: Tobias Jakobi (Compleo) <>
 drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz8795.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz8795.c b/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz8795.c
index 61b71bcfe396..c3da97abce20 100644
--- a/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz8795.c
+++ b/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz8795.c
@@ -49,9 +49,9 @@  static int ksz8_ind_write8(struct ksz_device *dev, u8 table, u16 addr, u8 data)
 	ctrl_addr = IND_ACC_TABLE(table) | addr;
-	ret = ksz_write8(dev, regs[REG_IND_BYTE], data);
+	ret = ksz_write16(dev, regs[REG_IND_CTRL_0], ctrl_addr);
 	if (!ret)
-		ret = ksz_write16(dev, regs[REG_IND_CTRL_0], ctrl_addr);
+		ret = ksz_write8(dev, regs[REG_IND_BYTE], data);