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From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
To: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
Cc: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>,
	Jeremy Linton <jeremy.linton@arm.com>,
	Calvin Johnson <calvin.johnson@oss.nxp.com>,
	Jon <jon@solid-run.com>,
	Cristi Sovaiala <cristian.sovaiala@nxp.com>,
	Ioana Ciornei <ioana.ciornei@nxp.com>,
	Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>,
	Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur@oss.nxp.com>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux.cj@gmail.com,
	linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org,
	Vikas Singh <vikas.singh@puresoftware.com>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH v7 1/6] Documentation: ACPI: DSD: Document MDIO PHY
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 21:59:14 +0100
Message-ID: <20200728205914.GV1551@shell.armlinux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200728203437.GB1748118@lunn.ch>

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:34:37PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> Hi Everybody
> 
> So i think it is time to try to bring this discussion to some sort of
> conclusion.
> 
> No ACPI maintainer is willing to ACK any of these patches. Nor are
> they willing to NACK them. ACPI maintainers simply don't want to get
> involved in making use of ACPI in networking.
> 
> I personally don't have the knowledge to do ACPI correctly, review
> patches, point people in the right direction. I suspect the same can
> be said for the other PHY maintainers.
> 
> Having said that, there is clearly a wish from vendors to make use of
> ACPI in the networking subsystem to describe hardware.
> 
> How do we go forward?
> 
> For the moment, we will need to NACK all patches adding ACPI support
> to the PHY subsystem.
> 
> Vendors who really do want to use ACPI, not device tree, probably
> need to get involved in standardisation. Vendors need to submit a
> proposal to UEFI and get it accepted.
> 
> Developers should try to engage with the ACPI maintainers and see
> if they can get them involved in networking. Patches with an
> Acked-by from an ACPI maintainer will be accepted, assuming they
> fulfil all the other usual requirements. But please don't submit
> patches until you do have an ACPI maintainer on board. We don't
> want to spamming the lists with NACKs all the time.

For the record, this statement reflects my position as well (as one
of the named phylib maintainers).  Thanks Andrew.

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  reply index

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-15  9:03 [net-next PATCH v7 0/6] ACPI support for dpaa2 MAC driver Calvin Johnson
2020-07-15  9:03 ` [net-next PATCH v7 1/6] Documentation: ACPI: DSD: Document MDIO PHY Calvin Johnson
2020-07-16  3:04   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-16  3:11     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-23 23:26   ` Jeremy Linton
2020-07-24 13:39     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-24 17:26       ` Jeremy Linton
2020-07-24 17:39         ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-24 19:20           ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-24 20:12             ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-24 20:13               ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-24 20:20                 ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-25  7:36                   ` Calvin Johnson
2020-07-25 10:48                     ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-24 21:06               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-07-27 17:03             ` Sudeep Holla
2020-07-24 19:14         ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-27 17:21           ` Sudeep Holla
2020-07-28 20:34             ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-28 20:59               ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin [this message]
2020-07-28 21:26                 ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-29 16:00               ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2020-07-31 15:08                 ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-27 17:32           ` Jon Nettleton
     [not found]           ` <1595922651-sup-5323@galangal.danc.bne.opengear.com>
2020-07-28 20:45             ` Andrew Lunn
2020-07-28 20:56               ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-28 21:28                 ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-07-28 21:40                   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-31 15:14                   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-09-25 13:22                     ` Grant Likely
2020-07-28 22:30             ` Jeremy Linton
2020-07-29  0:39               ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-29  2:53                 ` Jeremy Linton
2020-07-29  3:16                   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-29  8:43                   ` Jon Nettleton
2020-07-29  9:39                     ` Calvin Johnson
2020-09-25 13:34   ` Grant Likely
2020-09-26  4:30     ` Calvin Johnson
2020-07-15  9:03 ` [net-next PATCH v7 2/6] net: phy: introduce device_mdiobus_register() Calvin Johnson
2020-07-16  3:05   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-15  9:03 ` [net-next PATCH v7 3/6] net/fsl: use device_mdiobus_register() Calvin Johnson
2020-07-16  3:05   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-15  9:03 ` [net-next PATCH v7 4/6] net: phy: introduce phy_find_by_mdio_handle() Calvin Johnson
2020-07-16  3:06   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-07-15  9:03 ` [net-next PATCH v7 5/6] phylink: introduce phylink_fwnode_phy_connect() Calvin Johnson
2020-07-15  9:04 ` [net-next PATCH v7 6/6] net: dpaa2-mac: Add ACPI support for DPAA2 MAC driver Calvin Johnson
2020-09-25 13:39 ` [net-next PATCH v7 0/6] ACPI support for dpaa2 " Grant Likely
2020-09-26  4:34   ` Calvin Johnson
2020-07-25 14:23 Calvin Johnson
2020-07-25 14:23 ` [net-next PATCH v7 1/6] Documentation: ACPI: DSD: Document MDIO PHY Calvin Johnson

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