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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] phy: core: add PHY_MODE_ETHERNET
On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 06:36:14PM -0600, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
> Add new PHY's mode to be used by Ethernet PHY interface drivers or
> multipurpose PHYs like serdes. It will be reused in further changes.
> Signed-off-by: Grygorii Strashko <>
> ---
> include/linux/phy/phy.h | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> diff --git a/include/linux/phy/phy.h b/include/linux/phy/phy.h
> index b17e770..02c9ef0 100644
> --- a/include/linux/phy/phy.h
> +++ b/include/linux/phy/phy.h
> @@ -42,6 +42,7 @@ enum phy_mode {

Are you sure about this - we already have a bunch of "ethernet" modes
that are more specific, like PHY_MODE_SGMII, PHY_MODE_2500SGMII and
PHY_MODE_10GKR which require PHYs to be configured differently. Having
a very generic "ethernet" mode brings up questions about when it should
be used vs the more specific modes.

(I've already mentioned that the SGMII modes are mis-named, since
they also apply to 1000base-X and 2500base-X - the only difference
is how one 16-bit word in the data stream is used which has no effect
on the PHY.)

RMK's Patch system:
FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line in suburbia: sync at 12.1Mbps down 622kbps up
According to 11.9Mbps down 500kbps up

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