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Date:	Mon, 3 Nov 2008 01:34:06 -0800
From:	"Jeff Kirsher" <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
To:	andi@...as.de
Cc:	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>,
	e1000-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, bunk@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH] e100 driver didn't support any MII-less PHYs...

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Andreas Mohr
<andim2@...rs.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 08:34:27AM -0800, Kok, Auke wrote:
>> Andreas Mohr wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 03:09:25PM -0800, Kok, Auke wrote:
>> >> Andreas Mohr wrote:
>> >>> Perhaps it's useful to file a bug/patch
>> >>> on http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/ ? Perhaps -mm testing?
>> >> I wanted to push this though our testing labs first which has not happened due to
>> >> time constraints - that should quickly at least confirm that the most common nics
>> >> work OK after the change with your patch. I'll try and see if we can get this
>> >> testing done soon.
>> >
>> > Oh, full-scale regression testing even? Nice idea...
>> > Would optionally be even better if during hardware tests one could also
>> > dig out some i82503-based card (or additional MII-less cards?)
>> > since I didn't really make any effort yet to try to make them all
>> > recognized/supported by my patch already (would have been out of scope anyway
>> > since I have this single card only).
>>
>> the problem is that I think that most of those (mii-less cards) are customly
>> designed by OEM's that buy the silicon and glue on a different interface and we
>> usually do not carry those designs in our labs apart from a few exceptions. So, I
>> can at least touch the common hardware in testing, but not the exotic stuff.
>
> Any update on how to get this support in? (it's not available in 2.6.28-rc2)
>
> As it stands, I'm not the only one who would need this...
>
> Thanks!
>
> Andreas Mohr
> --
>

I have a patch from Auke, which deals with the MII-less PHY's in e100.
 I will check on the status of the patch and either let you know the
status or will be submitting a patch soon to netdev to address this
issue.

-- 
Cheers,
Jeff
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