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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 10:08:00 +0000
From: "Russell King (Oracle)" <linux@...linux.org.uk>
To: Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Cc: Maxime Chevallier <maxime.chevallier@...tlin.com>, davem@...emloft.net,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	thomas.petazzoni@...tlin.com, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
	Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@...roup.eu>,
	Herve Codina <herve.codina@...tlin.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
	Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@....com>,
	Köry Maincent <kory.maincent@...tlin.com>,
	Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next v2 03/10] net: phy: add helpers to handle
 sfp phy connect/disconnect

On Tue, Nov 21, 2023 at 01:57:24AM +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > +/**
> > + * phy_sfp_connect_phy - Connect the SFP module's PHY to the upstream PHY
> > + * @upstream: pointer to the upstream phy device
> > + * @phy: pointer to the SFP module's phy device
> > + *
> > + * This helper allows keeping track of PHY devices on the link. It adds the
> > + * SFP module's phy to the phy namespace of the upstream phy
> > + */
> > +int phy_sfp_connect_phy(void *upstream, struct phy_device *phy)
> > +{
> > +	struct phy_device *phydev = upstream;
> 
> Will this function only ever be called from a PHY driver? If so, we
> know upstream is PHY. So we can avoid using void * and make it a
> struct phy_device *. 

No. This function is hooked into the .connect_phy method of
sfp_upstream_ops, and the SFP bus layer has no idea what the
"upstream" is. In this case, it's a PHY. In the case of phylink,
it's the phylink struct. So no, "struct phy_device *" here will
cause build errors.

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