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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] net: dsa: ar8xxx: add regmap support
On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:36:49AM -0700, Mathieu Olivari wrote:
> Alternatively, we could have something similar to what happens for the phy
> in the wireless subsystems. Wireless PHYs are not registered as net_device
> but they can still be listed, queried or configured through netlink.

It is a reasonable idea, but you retrieve most of the useful
information using ethtool. That, as far as i know, operates on
net_devices, not phys.

Andrew


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