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Date:   Sat, 16 Apr 2022 16:13:01 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 1/2] dt-bindings: net: dsa: realtek: cleanup
 compatible strings

On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 03:25:03AM -0300, Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca wrote:
> Compatible strings are used to help the driver find the chip ID/version
> register for each chip family. After that, the driver can setup the
> switch accordingly. Keep only the first supported model for each family
> as a compatible string and reference other chip models in the
> description.

It would be good to mention here that these compatible strings have
never been used in a released kernel, so it is safe to remove them.

That is the sort of information which makes the job of reviewing
patches simpler. It is great to have the answers to questions you
cannot see directly from the code in the commit message.


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