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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 0/2] of: mdio: Fall back to mdiobus_register() with NULL device_node
On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 10:54:12AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Florian,
> Thanks for your series!
> I like the effect on simplifying drivers.
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 1:56 AM, Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
> > This patch series updates of_mdiobus_register() such that when the device_node
> > argument is NULL, it calls mdiobus_register() directly. This is consistent with
> > the behavior of of_mdiobus_register() when CONFIG_OF=n.
> IMHO the CONFIG_OF=n behavior of of_mdiobus_register() (which I wasn't
> aware of) is inconsistent with the behavior of other of_*() functions,
> which are just empty stubs.
> So I'm wondering if you should do it the other way around, and let
> mdiobus_register() call of_mdiobus_register() if dev->of_node exists?

Hi Geert

dev->of_node is often not the correct OF node. The mdio properties are
often embedded inside a MAC driver, and use an 'mdio' container
node. This container node is needed, not the device node.

> I haven't looked at the ACPI handling, but perhaps this can be moved
> inside mdiobus_register() as well?

The ACPI binding for MDIO and PHYs has not been defined yet.


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