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Date:	Mon, 19 May 2014 16:31:26 -0700
From:	Florian Fainelli <>
To:	Thomas Petazzoni <>
Cc:	netdev <>,
	David Miller <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/4] net: systemport: use the new fixed PHY helpers

2014-05-19 15:04 GMT-07:00 Thomas Petazzoni
> Dear Florian Fainelli,
> On Mon, 19 May 2014 14:52:57 -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> >> +     /* SYSTEMPORT uses the old 'fixed-link' 5-digit property which is
>> >> +      * deprecated, we need to register the fixed PHY using the Ethernet
>> >> +      * MAC node since we do not have a 'fixed-link' subnode.
>> >> +      */
>> >
>> > Actually even if you use the new fixed PHY DT binding, the DT node
>> > linked to the PHY is the Ethernet MAC node. This is because I didn't
>> > want to have a difference between how things are handled between the
>> > old and the new binding.
>> Sure, I agree, and the comment still stands, I am just expressing it
>> that we are not looking for the 'fixed-link' subnode, but the
>> 'fixed-link' 5-digit property here. Would you want me to rephrase
>> that?
> What I found misleading in the comment is that you simply to imply that
> because you're not using the new DT binding for fixed-link, the DT node
> that is associated to the PHY is the Ethernet MAC.
> The truth is that the DT node associated to the fixed PHY is always the
> Ethernet MAC, regardless of whether you're using the old or the new DT
> binding.

Right, I will respin without this misleading comment and also to
address the formatting issue spotted by Sergei. Thanks!
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