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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] net: dsa: ar8xxx: add regmap support
2015-05-29 20:59 GMT+03:00 Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>:
> 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.
>
May be it's time to rework Ethernet cards handling to decouple
"Network interfaces" from "Ethernet ports"?

--
Sergey


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