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Date:   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:19:03 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
To:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, opendmb@...il.com,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        "open list:BROADCOM ETHERNET PHY DRIVERS" 
        <bcm-kernel-feedback-list@...adcom.com>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2] net: phy: bcm7xxx: request and manage GPHY
 clock



On 9/17/2020 6:11 AM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 07:04:13PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> The internal Gigabit PHY on Broadcom STB chips has a digital clock which
>> drives its MDIO interface among other things, the driver now requests
>> and manage that clock during .probe() and .remove() accordingly.
>>
>> Because the PHY driver can be probed with the clocks turned off we need
>> to apply the dummy BMSR workaround during the driver probe function to
>> ensure subsequent MDIO read or write towards the PHY will succeed.
> 
> Hi Florian
> 
> Is it worth mentioning this in the DT binding? It is all pretty much
> standard lego pieces, but it has taken you a while to assemble them in
> the correct way. So giving hits to others who might want to uses these
> STB chips could be nice.

In some respect this does not really belong in the DT binding because we 
are describing how Linux will be matching a given compatible string with 
its driver, but it is certainly worth mentioning somewhere, like in the 
PHY document.

Are you fine with the changes though?
-- 
Florian

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