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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] net: dsa: ar8xxx: add regmap support
Le 05/28/15 19:23, Andrew Lunn a écrit :
> On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 06:58:14PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> Le 05/28/15 18:42, Mathieu Olivari a écrit :
>>> All switch registers can now be dumped using regmap/debugfs.
>>>
>>> \# cat /sys/kernel/debug/regmap/<mdiobus>/registers
>>> 0000: 00001302
>>> 0004: ...
>>> ...
>>
>> ethtool has a register dump command, which should already be supported
>> by the current code in net/dsa/slave.c, is there a particular reason why
>> you use debugfs here instead?
>
> Hi Florian
>
> ethtool -d allows you to dump the registers for a port which has a
> slave device. It is sometimes useful to dump the cpu ports registers,
> or DSA ports, i.e. inter switch ports. Marvell devices also have two
> sets of global registers, not specific to any port.
>
> For my debugging, i have code which allows you to read the registers
> via debugfs.

Fair enough, are there other global "things" besides counters that could
deserve adding maybe some sort of global/master net_device to help query
switch-wide information?
--
Florian


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