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Date:   Mon, 4 Feb 2019 23:23:48 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Heiner Kallweit <>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Nikita Yushchenko <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3 net-next] net: phy: aquantia: improve setting speed
 and duplex in aqr_read_status

> I'd like to use standard registers wherever possible. This patch is
> meant as a quick win to improve what we do already in aqr_read_status.
> Once we have a generic c45 read_status function we should switch to it.

Hi Heiner

I don't see much point in adding code which we know we are soon going
to replace. Just replace it.

> However I assume that information like interface mode we still have
> to read from vendor registers.

For the Aquantia PHY, yes. It appears the Marvell PHY does not have
any registers which indicate this, so it uses heuristics based on the
link speed.


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