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Date:   Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:46:11 +0000
From:   Christophe ROULLIER <christophe.roullier@...com>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@...ronome.com>
CC:     "robh@...nel.org" <robh@...nel.org>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
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        "mcoquelin.stm32@...il.com" <mcoquelin.stm32@...il.com>,
        Alexandre TORGUE <alexandre.torgue@...com>,
        Peppe CAVALLARO <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
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        "andrew@...n.ch" <andrew@...n.ch>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] net: ethernet: stmmac: some fixes and optimization

Hi Jakub, all,

It is not urgent, no problem to wait next merge window (release 5.5)

For patch 1 and 3, it is improvement/cleanup because now syscfg clock is 
not mandatory (I put code backward compatible).

Regards,

Christophe

On 9/23/19 12:12 AM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:38:12 +0200, Christophe Roullier wrote:
>> Some improvements (manage syscfg as optional clock, update slew rate of
>> ETH_MDIO pin, Enable gating of the MAC TX clock during TX low-power mode)
>> Fix warning build message when W=1
> There seems to be some new features/cleanups (or improvements as
> you say) here. Could you explain the negative impact not applying
> these changes will have? Patches 1 and 3 in particular.
>
> net-next is now closed [1], and will reopen some time after the merge
> window is over. For now we are only expecting fixes for the net tree.
>
> Could you (a) provide stronger motivation these changes are fixes; or
> (b) separate the fixes from improvements?
>
> Thank you!
>
> [1] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/networking/netdev-FAQ.html

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