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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 6/9] net: phy: add backplane kr driver support
On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 03:51:19PM +0200, Florinel Iordache wrote:
> +static void setup_supported_linkmode(struct phy_device *bpphy)
> +{
> + struct backplane_phy_info *bp_phy = bpphy->priv;

I'm not sure it is a good idea to completely take over phydev->priv
like this, in what is just helper code. What if the PHY driver needs
memory of its own? There are a few examples of this already in other
PHY drivers. Could a KR PHY contain a temperature sensor? Could it
contain statistics counters which need accumulating?


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