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Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2023 18:15:14 +0100
From: Andrew Lunn <>
To: "Russell King (Oracle)" <>
Cc: Heiner Kallweit <>,
	Broadcom internal kernel review list <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Jakub Kicinski <>,
	Marek BehĂșn <>,, Paolo Abeni <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 09/10] net: phylink: split out PHY validation
 from phylink_bringup_phy()

On Fri, Nov 24, 2023 at 12:28:34PM +0000, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> When bringing up a PHY, we need to work out which ethtool link modes it
> should support and advertise. Clause 22 PHYs operate in a single
> interface mode, which can be easily dealt with. However, clause 45 PHYs
> tend to switch interface mode depending on the media. We need more
> flexible validation at this point, so this patch splits out that code
> in preparation to changing it.
> Tested-by: Luo Jie <>
> Signed-off-by: Russell King (Oracle) <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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