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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 11/12] net: dsa: mv88e6xxx: add Energy Detect ops
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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:04:05 +0200

> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:45:49PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@savoirfairelinux.com>
>> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:32:52 -0400
>>
>> > Hi Andrew,
>> >
>> > Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> writes:
>> >
>> >> I never liked this. I think it is architecturally wrong for the switch
>> >> to be poking around in the PHY. It should ask the PHY driver. This is
>> >> especially true for external PHYs which might not be a Marvell PHY.
>> >
>> > I share the same concern. However this patch is just isolating the
>> > existing code so that we get rid of the last caps and flags and stop
>> > writing (without reading them first) arbitrary registers.
>> >
>> > Once this portion is moved to the PHY driver, one can remove it from
>> > mv88e6xxx.
>>
>> Seems a reasonable plan of action.
>>
>> Andrew, do you agree?
>
> Hi David
>
> I just fear it will not get fixed, just put into a corner to
> fester. Having to fix it properly before these patches are merged
> provides some incentive.

If Vivien doesn't make good on his promises to do so, tell me and
I will revert all of these changes.

Ok?

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