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Date:	Tue, 04 Dec 2007 15:07:49 -0500
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Vitaly Bordug <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] [NET] phy/fixed.c: rework to not duplicate PHY layer

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 <>

ACK, I presume this will go via the ppc tree?

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