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Date:	Sat, 7 Jul 2012 20:55:59 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Émeric Vigier 
	<emeric.vigier@...oirfairelinux.com>
CC:	Steve Glendinning <steve@...well.net>,
	steve glendinning <steve.glendinning@...c.com>,
	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Nancy Lin <nancy.lin@...c.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] smsc95xx: support ethtool get_regs

On Sat, 2012-07-07 at 09:58 -0400, Émeric Vigier wrote:
[...]
> > > +	for (i = 0; i <= PHY_SPECIAL; i++)
> > > +		data[j++] = smsc95xx_mdio_read(netdev, dev->mii.phy_id, i);
> > > +}
> > 
> > Again, why use PHY_SPECIAL (+ 1) here as opposed to 32 in the
> > calculation of the length?
> 
> 32 was ok, but I hesitated between defining a SMSC95XX_PHY_END or using the last defined register.
> Are 32 register-PHY generic to most devices? I mean could 32 be use widely?

Yes, the address space for the original MDIO protocol ('clause 22')
allows for 32 registers.  Perhaps that number should be named in
<linux/mii.h>.

As another reviewer commented, though, MDIO PHY registers should be
accessible with SIOCGMIIREG and mii-tool so it's not really necessary to
duplicate them here.

Ben.

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