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Date:   Wed, 29 May 2019 21:49:20 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next 00/11] Decoupling PHYLINK from struct

From: Ioana Ciornei <>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 20:38:06 +0300

> Following two separate discussion threads in:
> and:
> Previous RFC patch set:
> PHYLINK was reworked in order to accept multiple operation types,
> PHYLINK_NETDEV and PHYLINK_DEV, passed through a phylink_config
> structure alongside the corresponding struct device.
> One of the main concerns expressed in the RFC was that using notifiers
> to signal the corresponding phylink_mac_ops would break PHYLINK's API
> unity and that it would become harder to grep for its users.
> Using the current approach, we maintain a common API for all users.
> Also, printing useful information in PHYLINK, when decoupled from a
> net_device, is achieved using dev_err&co on the struct device received
> (in DSA's case is the device corresponding to the dsa_switch).
> PHYLIB (which PHYLINK uses) was reworked to the extent that it does not
> crash when connecting to a PHY and the net_device pointer is NULL.
> Lastly, DSA has been reworked in its way that it handles PHYs for ports
> that lack a net_device (CPU and DSA ports).  For these, it was
> previously using PHYLIB and is now using the PHYLINK_DEV operation type.
> Previously, a driver that wanted to support PHY operations on CPU/DSA
> ports has to implement .adjust_link(). This patch set not only gives
> drivers the options to use PHYLINK uniformly but also urges them to
> convert to it. For compatibility, the old code is kept but it will be
> removed once all drivers switch over.

Series applied, thank you.

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