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Date:	Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:38:12 +0100
From:	Andrew Lunn <>
To:	Shaohui Xie <>
Cc:	Sebastian Hesselbarth <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3][v2] net: phy: introduce 1000BASE-KX and 10GBASE-KR

> The reason I mentioned maybe I should put the backplane property in
> fsl's binding is because the backplane implementation is really
> vendor specific, it's heavily relay how hardware implements the
> feature, maybe another vendor's hardware only needs a boolean
> property for driver to tell it should work in backplane, hardware
> can deal with different modes, or even no any special property
> needed if the hardware is strong enough to handle any connections, I
> cannot assume.  But I know what fsl's hardware needs to support
> backplane.

This is the key point really. We don't really care about the Freescale
PCS. We want a generic solution for 1000BASE-KX and 10GBASE-KR,
independent of who makes it, Marvell, Micrel, Broadcom, or Acme.

So, what generic properties are needed for 1000BASE-KX and 10GBASE-KR?
Properties that most/all manufactures are likely to need?


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