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Date:   Thu, 3 Dec 2020 05:07:58 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Grant Edwards <>
Subject: Re: net: macb: fail when there's no PHY

> So I can avoid my local hack to macb_main.c by doing a doing a local
> hack to macb_main.c?

User space drivers were never supported in any meaningful way. The
IOCTL call is basically there for mii-tool, and nothing much more.

The way to avoid your local hack is to move your drivers into the
kernel, along side all the other drivers for devices on MDIO busses.


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