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Date:   Wed, 1 Feb 2017 23:13:23 +0100
From:   Lukasz Majewski <lukma@...x.de>
To:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Mugunthan V N <mugunthanvnm@...com>,
        Karicheri Muralidharan <m-karicheri2@...com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Eric Engestrom <eric@...estrom.ch>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, Kishon Vijay Abraham I <kishon@...com>,
        Grygorii Strashko <grygorii.strashko@...com>,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: phy: dp83867: Port mirroring support in the
 DP83867 TI's PHY driver

Hi Andrew,

> > We would need a tri-state device tree properly:
> > 
> > 1. Not defined - do nothing
> > 2. Defined as 0 -> explicitly disable port mirroring
> > 3. Defined as 1 -> explicitly enable port mirriring
> > 
> > The "net-phy-lane-swap" only fulfills points 1 and 3 above.
> > 
> > In my use case I do need point 2.
> 
> Looking at the datasheet, PORT_MIRROR_EN defaults to 0. So it seems
> reasonable to unconditionally set it to 0 when the PHY driver
> loads. Any device which needs a value of 1 can set "net-phy-lane-swap"

Unconditionally setting this field to 0 (as we expect the reset default
setting) seems to me like a good solution. 

However, I was not sure if such approach is acceptable by the community.

> 
>        Andrew




Best regards,

Lukasz Majewski

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