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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/2] net: macb: Add MDIO driver for accessing multiple PHY devices
Hi Andrew,

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:03 PM, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 03:19:14PM +0530, Harini Katakam wrote:
>> This patch is to add support for the hardware with multiple ethernet
>> MAC controllers and a single MDIO bus connected to multiple PHY devices.
>> MDIO lines are connected to any one of the ethernet MAC controllers and
>> all the PHY devices will be accessed using the PHY maintenance interface
>> in that MAC controller. This handling along with PHY functionality is
>> moved to macb_mdio.c
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Punnaiah Choudary Kalluri <punnaia@xilinx.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Harini Katakam <harinik@xilinx.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/Makefile | 2 +-
>> drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c | 169 +++-----------------
>> drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.h | 2 +
>> drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb_mdio.c | 266 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 4 files changed, 294 insertions(+), 145 deletions(-)
>> create mode 100644 drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb_mdio.c
>>
<snip>
>> + bus->irq = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(int) * PHY_MAX_ADDR,
>> + GFP_KERNEL);
>
> This looks wrong, or at least old. It used to be a pointer to an array,
> but it is now an actual array.

Sorry, this was a mistake.
I changed this after rebase, will update in next version.

>
>> +static const struct of_device_id macb_mdio_dt_ids[] = {
>> + { .compatible = "cdns,macb-mdio" },
>> +
>> +};
>
>
> I've not looked hard enough to know, but can you keep backwards
> compatibility? Won't old device tree's assume the mdio bus is always
> present? Now you need an explicit node otherwise there will not be an
> mdio bus?

Yes, an explicit MDIO bus is required. But I'm not sure
how to maintain backward compatibility (without using this separate
macb_mdio) and have different MACs use the same MDIO bus
with separate PHYs.

Regards,
Harini

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