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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next] net: phy: introduce phydev->port
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 05:38:52PM +0100, Michael Walle wrote:
> At the moment, PORT_MII is reported in the ethtool ops. This is odd
> because it is an interface between the MAC and the PHY and no external
> port. Some network card drivers will overwrite the port to twisted pair
> or fiber, though. Even worse, the MDI/MDIX setting is only used by
> ethtool if the port is twisted pair.
> Set the port to PORT_TP by default because most PHY drivers are copper
> ones. If there is fibre support and it is enabled, the PHY driver will
> set it to PORT_FIBRE.
> This will change reporting PORT_MII to either PORT_TP or PORT_FIBRE;
> except for the genphy fallback driver.
> Suggested-by: Andrew Lunn <>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Walle <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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