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Date:   Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:23:17 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
To:     Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Woojung.Huh@...rochip.com
Cc:     Maxim Uvarov <muvarov@...il.com>, nathan.leigh.conrad@...il.com,
        Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@...oirfairelinux.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Tristram.Ha@...rel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] DSA support for Micrel KSZ8895

On 08/29/2017 02:15 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Tue 2017-08-29 14:26:04, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>>> But the MDIO emaulation code is from their driver, after lots of
>>> deletions.
>>
>> Is this driver supposed to run on lots of different OSs? That would
>> explain why they ignored the Linux MDIO and PHY layers.
> 
> It did not look particulary portable.

Part of the problem is that they need to duplicate the standard MII
definitions, whereas we could re-use those from include/linux/mii.h
and/or mdio.h.

> 
>> If possible, please make use of the Linux infrastructure.
> 
> I did not find any infrastructure I could use instead
> ksz_mdio_emulation.

fixed PHY/swphy.c is as close as it could get, but it is a highly
simplified version of this.

> 
> Now, drivers/net/phy/spi_ks8995.c can access the PHY registers, and I
> can not see any translation there, so there may be something I'm
> missing.

I don't see anything in that driver that seems to access PHY registers
what makes you think it does?

There's got to be a way to perform indirect accesses through SPI,
Woojung, do you know?

> 
> Pointers would be welcome at this point.
> 
> Thanks,
> 									Pavel
> 


-- 
Florian

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