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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] drivers: net: dsa: fix warning same module names
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM Andrew Lunn <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 02:36:44PM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:

> > Sorry for giving bad advice here on IRC... my wrong.
> >
> > > -obj-$(CONFIG_NET_DSA_REALTEK_SMI) += realtek.o
> > > -realtek-objs := realtek-smi.o rtl8366.o rtl8366rb.o
> > > +obj-$(CONFIG_NET_DSA_REALTEK_SMI) += rtl8366.o
> > > +rtl8366-objs := realtek-smi.o rtl8366-common.o rtl8366rb.o
> >
> > What is common for this family is not the name rtl8366
> > (there is for example rtl8369 in this family, we just haven't
> > added it yet) but the common technical item is SMI.
> Hi Linus
> I was not sure about this. I thought SMI was the bus used to
> communicate with the switch. It just seemed odd to call a switch
> family after the bus.

It is true, but as can be seen from:
it is a family of 8 switches. I think we should just have
one module handling all of them for simplicity, once we
get around to implementing anything else than RTL8366RB
that is.

It's these 8 switches that talk SMI and they have a lot
in common like talking RRCP internally AFAICT.
I think these switches are pretty complex on the inside,
we just don't have very good documentation :/

> Anyway, if you are happy with the name realtek-smi:
> Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


Linus Walleij

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