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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2] net: phy: Added device tree binding for dev-addr and dev-addr code check-up
On 03/23/2018 08:05 AM, Vicentiu Galanopulo wrote:
> Reason for this patch is that the Inphi PHY has a
> vendor specific address space for accessing the
> C45 MDIO registers - starting from 0x1e.
> A search of the dev-addr property is done in of_mdiobus_register.
> If the property is found in the PHY node,
> of_mdiobus_register_static_phy is called. This is a
> wrapper function for of_mdiobus_register_phy which finds the
> device in package based on dev-addr and fills devices_addrs:
> devices_addrs is a new field added to phy_c45_device_ids.
> This new field will store the dev-addr property on the same
> index where the device in package has been found.
> In order to have dev-addr in get_phy_c45_ids(), mdio_c45_ids is
> passed from of_mdio.c to phy_device.c as an external variable.
> In get_phy_device a copy of the mdio_c45_ids is done over the
> local c45_ids (wich are empty). After the copying, the c45_ids
> will also contain the static device found from dev-addr.
> Having dev-addr stored in devices_addrs, in get_phy_c45_ids(),
> when probing the identifiers, dev-addr can be extracted from
> devices_addrs and probed if devices_addrs[current_identifier]
> is not 0.
> This way changing the kernel API is avoided completely.
> As a plus to this patch, num_ids in get_phy_c45_ids,
> has the value 8 (ARRAY_SIZE(c45_ids->device_ids)),
> but the u32 *devs can store 32 devices in the bitfield.
> If a device is stored in *devs, in bits 32 to 9, it
> will not be found. This is the reason for changing
> in phy.h, the size of device_ids array.
> Signed-off-by: Vicentiu Galanopulo <>
> ---

Correct me if I am completely misunderstanding the problem, but have
you considered doing the following:

- if all you need to is to replace instances of loops that do:

if (phydev->is_c45) {
for (i = 1; i < num_ids; i++) {
if (!(phydev->c45_ids.devices_in_package & (1 <<

with one that starts at dev-addr, as specified by Device Tree, then I
suspect there is an easier way to do what you want rather than your
fairly intrusive patch to do that:

- patch of_mdiobus_register_phy() to lookup both the c45 compatible
string as well as fetch the "dev-addr" property

- provide a PHY Device Tree node that has its OUI as a compatible string
(see of_get_phy_id() for details), or if it has a specified 'dev-addr'
property, use that in lieu of the default get_phy_device() logic

- pass both to phy_device_create() and eventually introduce a helper
function that lets you populate the c45_ids structure

Then for each function that does the loop above, as long as you have a
phydev reference, you can have phydev->dev_addr = 0x1e be where to start
from, if it is 0, then start at 1 (like it currently is). If you don't
have a phy device reference, which would be get_phy_c45_ids() then just
make sure you don't call that function :)

> struct phy_c45_device_ids {
> u32 devices_in_package;
> - u32 device_ids[8];
> + u32 device_ids[32];
> + u32 devices_addrs[32];
> };

This looks like a fix in itself, so it is worth a separate patch.

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