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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 7/9] net: phy: icplus: select page before writing control register
On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:38:18AM +0100, Michael Walle wrote:
> Am 2021-02-10 11:30, schrieb Russell King - ARM Linux admin:
> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:03:07AM +0100, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> > > On 09.02.2021 17:40, Michael Walle wrote:
> > > > +out:
> > > > + return phy_restore_page(phydev, oldpage, err);
> > >
> > > If a random page was set before entering config_init, do we actually
> > > want
> > > to restore it? Or wouldn't it be better to set the default page as
> > > part
> > > of initialization?
> >
> > I think you've missed asking one key question: does the paging on this
> > PHY affect the standardised registers at 0..15 inclusive, or does it
> > only affect registers 16..31?
>
> For this PHY it affects only registers >=16. But that doesn't invaldiate
> the point that for other PHYs this might affect all regsisters. Eg. ones
> where you could select between fiber and copper pages, right?

You are modifying the code using ip101a_g_* functions, which is only
used for the IP101A and IP101G PHYs. Do these devices support fiber
in a way that change the first 16 registers?

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