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Date:   Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:53:00 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     Sean Wang <sean.wang@...iatek.com>
Cc:     f.fainelli@...il.com, vivien.didelot@...oirfairelinux.com,
        matthias.bgg@...il.com, robh+dt@...nel.org, mark.rutland@....com,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org,
        davem@...emloft.net, Landen.Chao@...iatek.com, keyhaede@...il.com,
        objelf@...il.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 5/5] net-next: dsa: add dsa support for
 Mediatek MT7530 switch

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 04:06:56PM +0800, Sean Wang wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> The purpose for the regmap table registered is to 
> 
> provide a way which helps us to look up a specific 
> 
> register on the switch through regmap-debugfs.
> 
> 
> And not all ranges of register is defined
> 
> so I only include the meaningful ones in a sparse way 
> 
> for the table.

Many of there registers can be dumped using existing tools.  You can
dump the port registers using ethtool -r, if you implement
get_regs/get_regs_len in your driver. mii-tool can dump the PHY
registers.

What you cannot see are global registers, so i can understand the
usage of regmap-debugfs. However, i have a hard time with you only
actually using the regmap for get/set for one small subset of
registers. Either you need to use regmap to get/set all registers, or
you remove it from the mainline driver, and keep it as a private patch
which you use for your development work. For the Marvell driver we
have an out of tree patch which exports a log of information via
debugfs.

	Andrew

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