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Date:	Sun, 31 May 2015 01:38:55 +0300
From:	Sergey Ryazanov <>
To:	Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:	Mathieu Olivari <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,,,,,,
	David Miller <>,
	Guenter Roeck <>,,
	Jiří Pírko <>,,,,
	Joe Perches <>,,
	Felix Fietkau <>,
	Gabor Juhos <>,,
	open list <>,
	" DRIVERS" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] net: dsa: ar8xxx: add regmap support

2015-05-29 20:59 GMT+03:00 Andrew Lunn <>:
> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:36:49AM -0700, Mathieu Olivari wrote:
>> Alternatively, we could have something similar to what happens for the phy
>> in the wireless subsystems. Wireless PHYs are not registered as net_device
>> but they can still be listed, queried or configured through netlink.
> It is a reasonable idea, but you retrieve most of the useful
> information using ethtool. That, as far as i know, operates on
> net_devices, not phys.
May be it's time to rework Ethernet cards handling to decouple
"Network interfaces" from "Ethernet ports"?

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