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Date:	Sun, 2 Dec 2007 01:16:40 +0300
From:	Vitaly Bordug <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] [NET] phy/fixed.c: rework to not duplicate PHY
 layer functionality

On Sat, 01 Dec 2007 16:59:52 -0500
Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Vitaly Bordug wrote:
> > With that patch fixed.c now fully emulates MDIO bus, thus no need
> > to duplicate PHY layer functionality. That, in turn, drastically
> > simplifies the code, and drops down line count.
> > 
> > As an additional bonus, now there is no need to register MDIO bus
> > for each PHY, all emulated PHYs placed on the platform fixed MDIO
> > bus. There is also no more need to pre-allocate PHYs via .config
> > option, this is all now handled dynamically.
> > 
> > p.s. Don't even try to understand patch content! Better: apply patch
> > and look into resulting drivers/net/phy/fixed.c.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <>
> > Signed-off-by: Vitaly Bordug <>
> what's the context of this patchset?  2.6.25?
Fine with it.

> it's late for 2.6.24-rc, IMO.
> Do I have the latest version (sent Nov 26 @ 9:29am)?
yes, that's it.

Sincerely, Vitaly
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