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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 14:44:44 +0200
From:	Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:	Alexander Graf <agraf@...e.de>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	michal.simek@...inx.com, Dan Murphy <dmurphy@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] phy dp83867: depend on CONFIG_OF_MDIO

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 01:28:15PM +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
> The DP83867 phy driver doesn't actually work when CONFIG_OF_MDIO isn't enabled.
> It simply passes the device tree test, but leaves all internal configuration
> initialized at 0. Then it configures the phy with those values and renders a
> previously working configuration useless.
> 
> This patch makes sure that we only build the DP83867 phy code when
> CONFIG_OF_MDIO is set, to not run into that problem.

Hi Alexander

Looking at the code, the parameters read from device tree are needed
for RGMII mode. What about the case the PHY is used not in RGMII mode?
Could it be there are device trees which legitimately don't have these
properties since they are not needed, and are now going to get
-ENODEV?

	Andrew

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