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Date:	Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:12:12 +0100
From:	Thomas Petazzoni <>
To:	Jason Gunthorpe <>
Cc:	Lior Amsalem <>, Andrew Lunn <>,
	Jason Cooper <>,,
	Maen Suleiman <>,
	Gregory Clement <>,,
	Ian Molton <>
Subject: Re: [4/4] arm: mvebu: enable Ethernet controllers on Armada 370/XP
 eval boards

Hello Jason,

On Sat, 3 Nov 2012 20:03:11 -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> We've been using the patches from Ian Molton for the mv643xx driver
> that make it use the more standard, separately described MDIO
> bus..


> Where the MDIO bus is explicit, the PHY, its address and parameters
> are explicit - the PHY has an of_node pointer - and phy-handle is used
> to connect them.
> I'm not sure having the MDIO bus as a distinct top level item is
> great, considering how the registers overlap.. It might be better
> to put it under the egiga0 block? But that is a minor nit :)

Thanks for your comment. I'll see what I can come up with to make the
phy a separate DT entity.


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.
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