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Date:   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:41:32 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Alexandru Ardelean <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dt-bindings: net: dwmac: fix 'mac-mode' type

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 01:30:52PM +0300, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:
> The 'mac-mode' property is similar to 'phy-mode' and 'phy-connection-type',
> which are enums of mode strings.
> The 'dwmac' driver supports almost all modes declared in the 'phy-mode'
> enum (except for 1 or 2). But in general, there may be a case where
> 'mac-mode' becomes more generic and is moved as part of phylib or netdev.
> In any case, the 'mac-mode' field should be made an enum, and it also makes
> sense to just reference the 'phy-connection-type' from
> 'ethernet-controller.yaml'. That will also make it more future-proof for new
> modes.
> Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <>

Hi Alexandru

Adding a Fixes: tag would be good. Just reply in this thread, and
patchwork will do magic to append it to the patch.

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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