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Subject[PATCH] dt-binding: phy: don't confuse with Ethernet phy properties
The generic PHY 'phys' property sometime appears in the same node with
the Ethernet PHY 'phy' or 'phy-handle' properties. Add a warning in
phy-bindings.txt to reduce confusion.

Signed-off-by: Baruch Siach <>
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/phy/phy-bindings.txt | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/phy/phy-bindings.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/phy/phy-bindings.txt
index 1293c321754c..a403b81d0679 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/phy/phy-bindings.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/phy/phy-bindings.txt
@@ -34,7 +34,9 @@ PHY user node

Required Properties:
-phys : the phandle for the PHY device (used by the PHY subsystem)
+phys : the phandle for the PHY device (used by the PHY subsystem; not to be
+ confused with the Ethernet specific 'phy' and 'phy-handle' properties,
+ see Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/ethernet.txt for these)
phy-names : the names of the PHY corresponding to the PHYs present in the
*phys* phandle

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