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Date:   Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:44:36 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
Cc:     Marek BehĂșn <>,
        Maxime Chevallier <>,
        Baruch Siach <>,
        Chris Healy <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC russell-king 3/4] net: phy: marvell10g: change
 MACTYPE according to phydev->interface

> I'm aware of that problem.  I have some experimental patches which add
> PHY interface mode bitmaps to the MAC, PHY, and SFP module parsing
> functions.  I have stumbled on some problems though - it's going to be
> another API change (and people are already whinging about the phylink
> API changing "too quickly", were too quickly seems to be defined as
> once in three years), and in some cases, DSA, it's extremely hard to
> work out how to properly set such a bitmap due to DSA's layered
> approach.

Hi Russell

If DSAs layering is causing real problems, we could rip it out, and
let the driver directly interact with phylink. I'm not opposed to


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