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Date:   Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:22:15 +0300
From:   Sasha Neftin <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
CC:     Tony Nguyen <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        Dvora Fuxbrumer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 09/12] igc: Remove _I_PHY_ID checking

On 7/21/2021 22:53, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 09:02:13PM +0300, Sasha Neftin wrote:
>> On 7/21/2021 17:50, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 04:20:58PM -0700, Tony Nguyen wrote:
>>>> From: Sasha Neftin <>
>>>> i225 devices have only one PHY vendor. There is no point checking
>>>> _I_PHY_ID during the link establishment and auto-negotiation process.
>>>> This patch comes to clean up these pointless checkings.
>>> I don't know this hardware....
>>> Is the PHY integrated into the MAC? Or is it external?
>> i225 controller offers a fully-integrated Media Access Control
>> (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) port.
>> Both components (MAC and PHY) supports 2.5G
> Hi Sasha
> Thanks for the info. Then this change make sense. But the commit
> message could of been better. It is not really about there being one
> PHY vendor, it is simply impossible for the PHY to be anything else,
> so there is no need to check.
We will clarify it in the commit message.
> 	Andrew
Sasha Neftin

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