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Date:	Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:42:10 -0700
From:	Guenter Roeck <>
To:	Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:, "David S. Miller" <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 09/15] net: dsa: Add support for switch EEPROM access

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 02:59:17PM +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > So lets take a step back: For the Marvell chips, I have to provide both length
> > and presence in devicetree or platform data. Presence seemed to be implied by
> > length, so I used only a single property and variable to indicate both.
> Hi Guenter
> What i was thinking, is that you don't need length in device tree. The
> datasheet specifies how big the EEPROM needs to be.
> However, i read the datasheet for the 6060, the only public datasheet
> from Marvell. It does not work as i expected. Rather than being a
> fixed list of register values, it is a variable length list of
> command/value pairs.
> In this situation, yes, you do need the length in DT.
Correct. The 6352 supports "2K bit (93C56) or 4K bit (93C66) 4-wire EEPROM
devices as well as 1K bit (24C01), 2K bit (24C02) or 4K bit (24C04) 2-wire
EEPROM", so the length can be anything from 128 to 512 bytes.

> I had a quick look at some other switch chips. e.g. the RTL8100. It
> has a fixed layout of its EEPROM, consisting of 0x80 bytes. In this
> case, the switch driver could be hard coded with 0x80, and all DT
> needs to indicate is if the EEPROM is present or not.
> So, what you have proposed will work. It is maybe not optimal in the
> case of a well defined in the datasheet fixed size EEPROM, but it
> still works.
> Acked-by: Andrew Lunn <>

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