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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 15:04:38 +0200
From: Linus Walleij <>
To: "Russell King (Oracle)" <>
Cc: Andrew Lunn <>, Heiner Kallweit <>, 
	"David S. Miller" <>, Eric Dumazet <>, 
	Florian Fainelli <>, Jakub Kicinski <>,, 
	Paolo Abeni <>, Vladimir Oltean <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: dsa: vsc73xx: add phylink capabilities

On Mon, Oct 9, 2023 at 12:39 PM Russell King (Oracle)
<> wrote:

> There are two different classes of switch - 5+1 and 8 port. The 5+1
> port switches uses port indicies 0-4 for the user interfaces and 6 for
> the CPU port. The 8 port is confusing - some comments in the driver
> imply that port index 7 is used, but the driver actually still uses 6,
> so that is what we go with. Also, there appear to be no DTs in the
> kernel tree that are using the 8 port variety.

This has never been tested, I think the 8 port variant is mostly
used in stand-alone configurations without a CPU, the first user
of a Linux setup will have to deal with it if the need arise.

The patch looks good to me!
Reviewed-by: Linus Walleij <>

Linus Walleij

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