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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
To: Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
Cc: Florinel Iordache <florinel.iordache@nxp.com>,
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Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [PATCH net-next 2/9] dt-bindings: net: add backplane dt bindings
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:44:48 +0100
Message-ID: <20200327154448.GK11004@lunn.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200327152849.GP25745@shell.armlinux.org.uk>

> What worries me is the situation which I've been working on, where
> we want access to the PCS PHYs, and we can't have the PCS PHYs
> represented as a phylib PHY because we may have a copper PHY behind
> the PCS PHY, and we want to be talking to the copper PHY in the
> first instance (the PCS PHY effectivel ybecomes a slave to the
> copper PHY.)

I guess we need to clarify what KR actually means. If we have a
backplane with a MAC on each end, i think modelling it as a PHY could
work.

If however, we have a MAC connected to a backplane, and on the end of
the backplane is a traditional PHY, or an SFP cage, we have problems.
As your point out, we cannot have two PHYs in a chain for one MAC.

But i agree with Russell. We need a general solution of how we deal
with PCSs.

   Andrew

  reply index

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-26 13:51 [PATCH net-next 0/9] net: ethernet backplane support Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 1/9] doc: net: add backplane documentation Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 2/9] dt-bindings: net: add backplane dt bindings Florinel Iordache
2020-03-27  1:04   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 12:06     ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-27 15:00     ` [EXT] " Florinel Iordache
2020-03-27 15:28       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-27 15:44         ` Andrew Lunn [this message]
2020-03-27 17:35           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-30  5:43             ` Madalin Bucur (OSS)
2020-03-30 15:39   ` Rob Herring
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 3/9] net: phy: add kr phy connection type Florinel Iordache
2020-03-27  0:15   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 12:01     ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-27 12:12       ` Madalin Bucur (OSS)
2020-03-27 12:40         ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-29  8:22     ` [EXT] " Florinel Iordache
2020-03-29  9:01       ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2020-03-27  0:32   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 4/9] net: fman: add kr support for dpaa1 mac Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 5/9] net: dpaa2: add kr support for dpaa2 mac Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 7/9] net: phy: enable qoriq backplane support Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 20:03   ` Joe Perches
2020-03-26 20:13     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-26 20:27       ` Joe Perches
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 8/9] net: phy: add bee algorithm for kr training Florinel Iordache
2020-03-26 13:51 ` [PATCH net-next 9/9] arm64: dts: add serdes and mdio description Florinel Iordache
2020-03-27 12:09   ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
     [not found] ` <1585230682-24417-7-git-send-email-florinel.iordache@nxp.com>
2020-03-26 18:53   ` [PATCH net-next 6/9] net: phy: add backplane kr driver support David Miller
2020-03-26 18:55     ` Joe Perches
2020-03-26 19:07       ` David Miller
2020-03-26 19:42         ` Joe Perches
2020-03-27  1:07   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 13:02     ` [EXT] " Florinel Iordache
2020-03-27 13:23       ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 17:43     ` Florian Fainelli
2020-03-27 14:22   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 18:25     ` Joe Perches
2020-03-27 14:28   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 14:33   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-03-27 14:38   ` Andrew Lunn

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