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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 13:35:58 -0700
From: Florian Fainelli <>
To: "Russell King (Oracle)" <>,
 Andrew Lunn <>, Heiner Kallweit <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>,
 Eric Dumazet <>, Jakub Kicinski <>,, Paolo Abeni <>,
 Vladimir Oltean <>, Linus Walleij <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 3/3] net: dsa: remove dsa_port_phylink_validate()

On 10/9/23 03:39, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> As all drivers now provide phylink capabilities (including MAC), the
> if() condition in dsa_port_phylink_validate() will always be true. We
> will always use the generic validator, which phylink will call itself
> if the .validate method isn't populated. Thus, there is now no need to
> implement the .validate method, so this implementation can be removed.
> Signed-off-by: Russell King (Oracle) <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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