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Date:	Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:07:26 -0700
From:	Florian Fainelli <>
Cc:, Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next 14/14] Documentation: networking: phy.txt: MDIO bus reset is optional

Update the MDIO bus documentation to mention that the MDIO bus reset
function is completely optional. It became optional with commit
e13934563db0 ("[PATCH] PHY Layer fixup")

Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>
 Documentation/networking/phy.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/phy.txt b/Documentation/networking/phy.txt
index e602c6f347df..3544c98401fd 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/phy.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/phy.txt
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ The MDIO bus
    time, so it is safe for them to block, waiting for an interrupt to signal
    the operation is complete
- 2) A reset function is necessary.  This is used to return the bus to an
+ 2) A reset function is optional.  This is used to return the bus to an
    initialized state.
  3) A probe function is needed.  This function should set up anything the bus

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