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Date:   Mon, 7 Dec 2020 20:43:32 +0100
From:   Jean Pihet <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:, LKML <>,
        Ryan Barnett <>,
        Conrad Ratschan <>,
        Hugo Cornelis <>,
        Arnout Vandecappelle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net: dsa: ksz8795: adjust CPU link to host interface

Hi Andrew,

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 9:45 PM Andrew Lunn <> wrote:
> > Configure the host port of the switch to match the host interface
> > settings. This is useful when the switch is directly connected to the
> > host MAC interface.
> Why do you need this when no other board does? Why is your board
> special?
> As i said before, i'm guessing your board has back to back PHYs
> between the SoC and the switch and nobody else does. Is that the
> reason why? Without this, nothing is configuring the switch MAC to the
> results of the auto-neg between the two PHYs?

Yes that is the case. From here I see this patch is too specific to
our setup, and so cannot be considered for merging.

> Or am i completely wrong?
No, this is completely right. I will drop this patch then.

Thank you very much for reviewing and for the suggestions.


>    Andrew

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