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Date:   Sun, 3 Mar 2019 17:12:38 +0100
From:   Heiner Kallweit <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <>,
        David Miller <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 4/5] net: phy: don't export gen10g_read_status

On 03.03.2019 16:58, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 02, 2019 at 05:15:56PM +0100, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>> gen10g_read_status is deprecated, therefore stop exporting it.
>> We don't want to encourage anybody to use it.
> Hi Florian, Heiner
Hi Andrew,

> We should consider what we want to do with the generic 10G driver.
> Can a c45 PHY be expected to work using a generic driver? We know
> 1000BaseT is not going to work, that needs vendor registers. But the
> rest might?
I think so. When looking at the Aquantia driver it should work with
reduced functionality with a generic c45 driver.

> I think we either need to drop the generic 10G driver, or make it use
> all the new code which has been added over the last month.
Not sure whether anybody is relying on the gen10g driver currently.
I'd say we could replace gen10g with a genc45 driver. It could provide
the basic functionality for a new C45 PHY model until there's a
dedicated PHY driver supporting the vendor-specific stuff and 1000BaseT.

>     Andrew

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