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Date:   Sun, 05 Jan 2020 14:56:20 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 net-next 0/9] Convert Felix DSA switch to PHYLINK

From: Vladimir Oltean <>
Date: Fri,  3 Jan 2020 22:01:18 +0200

> Unlike most other conversions, this one is not by far a trivial one, and should
> be seen as "Layerscape PCS meets PHYLINK". Actually, the PCS doesn't
> need a lot of hand-holding and most of our other devices 'just work'
> (this one included) without any sort of operating system awareness, just
> an initialization procedure done typically in the bootloader.
> Our issues start when the PCS stops from "just working", and that is
> where PHYLINK comes in handy.
> The PCS is not specific to the Vitesse / Microsemi / Microchip switching core
> at all. Variations of this SerDes/PCS design can also be found on DPAA1 and
> DPAA2 hardware.
> The main idea of the abstraction provided is that the PCS looks so much like a
> PHY device, that we model it as an actual PHY device and run the generic PHY
> functions on it, where appropriate.

Series applied, please address any follow-up feedback you receive.

Thank you.

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