Commit 7edf6d31 authored by Heiner Kallweit's avatar Heiner Kallweit Committed by David S. Miller
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r8169: disable WOL per default

Currently, if BIOS enables WOL in the chip, settings are inconsistent
because the device isn't marked as wakeup-enabled (if not done
explicitly via userspace tools). This causes issues with suspend/
resume because mdio_bus_phy_may_suspend() checks whether device is
wakeup-enabled. In detail MDIO bus access in phy_suspend() can fail
because the MDIO bus is disabled.

In the history of the driver we find two competing approaches:
8f9d5138 "r8169: remember WOL preferences on driver load" prefers
to preserve what the BIOS may have set, whilst bde135a6

"r8169: only enable PCI wakeups when WOL is active" disabled PCI
wakeup per default to work around a bug on one platform.

Seems like nobody complained after the latter patch about non-working
WOL, what makes me think that nobody uses WOL w/o configuring it

My opinion:
Vast majority of users doesn't use WOL even if the BIOS enables it in
the chip. And having WOL being active keeps the PHY(s) from powering
down if being idle.
If somebody needs WOL, he can enable it during boot, e.g. by

Therefore, to make WOL consistent again, disable it per default.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiner Kallweit <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 46182452
......@@ -8512,11 +8512,12 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
tp->txd_version = rtl_chip_infos[chipset].txd_version;
RTL_W8(Cfg9346, Cfg9346_Unlock);
RTL_W8(Config1, RTL_R8(Config1) | PMEnable);
RTL_W8(Config5, RTL_R8(Config5) & (BWF | MWF | UWF | LanWake | PMEStatus));
tp->features |= rtl_try_msi(tp, cfg);
RTL_W8(Cfg9346, Cfg9346_Lock);
/* override BIOS settings, use userspace tools to enable WOL */
__rtl8169_set_wol(tp, 0);
if (rtl_tbi_enabled(tp)) {
tp->set_speed = rtl8169_set_speed_tbi;
tp->get_link_ksettings = rtl8169_get_link_ksettings_tbi;
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