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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] net: ax88796c: ASIX AX88796C SPI Ethernet Adapter Driver
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It was <2020-08-26 śro 15:06>, when David Laight wrote:
> From: Lukasz Stelmach
>> Sent: 26 August 2020 15:59
>>
>> It was <2020-08-25 wto 20:44>, when Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> > On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 07:03:09PM +0200, Łukasz Stelmach wrote:
>> >> ASIX AX88796[1] is a versatile ethernet adapter chip, that can be
>> >> connected to a CPU with a 8/16-bit bus or with an SPI. This driver
>> >> supports SPI connection.
> ...
>> >> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/asix/Kconfig
>> >> @@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
>> >> +#
>> >> +# Asix network device configuration
>> >> +#
>> >> +
>> >> +config NET_VENDOR_ASIX
>> >> + bool "Asix devices"
>> >> + depends on SPI
>> >> + help
>> >> + If you have a network (Ethernet) interface based on a chip from ASIX, say Y
>> >
>> > Looks like too long, did it pass checkpatch?
>>
>> Yes? Let me try again. Yes, this one passed, but I missed a few other
>> problems. Thank you.
>>
>> >> +
>> >> +if NET_VENDOR_ASIX
>> >> +
>> >> +config SPI_AX88796C
>> >> + tristate "Asix AX88796C-SPI support"
>> >> + depends on SPI
>> >> + depends on GPIOLIB
>> >> + help
>> >> + Say Y here if you intend to attach a Asix AX88796C as SPI mode
>> >> +
>> >> +endif # NET_VENDOR_ASIX
>
> There are plenty of other ethernet devices made by ASIX (eg USB ones)
> that have nothing at all to do with this driver.
> So those questions are too broad.
>
> The first one should probable be for ASIX SPI network devices.
>

On the other hand there is only one ASIX SPI network device and there
are four other Non-PCI AX88* chips (and that is all I know about them).

> (I can't imagine SPI being fast enough to be useful for ethernet...)

Not for a file server, sure. It handles clock up to 40MHz and it's meant
for systems that cannot handle more than a few MB/s anyway.

--
Łukasz Stelmach
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics
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