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Date:   Sat, 5 Sep 2020 17:50:52 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Linus Walleij <>
Cc:, "David S . Miller" <>,
        Hans Ulli Kroll <>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH] net: gemini: Try to register phy before netdev

On Sat, Sep 05, 2020 at 12:45:30PM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:
> It's nice if the phy is online before we register the netdev
> so try to do that first.

Hi Linus

The PHY handling in this driver is all a bit odd.

gmac_open() will also try to connect the PHY if it has not already
been found. gmac_stop() does not seem to have a symmetrical
phy_disconnect. However, gmac_uninit does?

I do wonder if more cleanup should be done while you are at it?


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