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Date:   Sat, 13 Feb 2021 03:14:53 +0200
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
To:     Florian Fainelli <>
Cc:, Andrew Lunn <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Russell King <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Michael Chan <>,
        open list <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: phy: broadcom: Remove unused flags

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 05:08:58PM -0800, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> That's right, tg3 drove a lot of the Broadcom PHY driver changes back
> then, I also would like to rework the way we pass flags towards PHY
> drivers because tg3 is basically the only driver doing it right, where
> it checks the PHY ID first, then sets appropriate flags during connect.

Why does the tg3 controller need to enable the auto power down PHY
feature in the first place and the PHY driver can't just enable it by

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