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Date:   Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:39:50 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Tom Rix <>
Cc:     Xu Yilun <>,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 4/6] ethernet: m10-retimer: add support for retimers
 on Intel MAX 10 BMC

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 08:03:51AM -0700, Tom Rix wrote:
> On 10/23/20 1:45 AM, Xu Yilun wrote:
> > This driver supports the ethernet retimers (Parkvale) for the Intel PAC
> > (Programmable Acceleration Card) N3000, which is a FPGA based Smart NIC.
> Parkvale is a code name, it would be better if the public name was used.
> As this is a physical chip that could be used on other cards,
> I think the generic parts should be split out of intel-m10-bmc-retimer.c
> into a separate file, maybe retimer-c827.c

This driver is not really a driver for the Parkvale. That driver is
hidden away in the BMC. So we need to be a bit careful with the name,
leaving it available for when somebody writes a real Linux driver for


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