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From: Lukas Wunner <>
To: Marek Vasut <>
Cc:, "David S . Miller" <>,
	Petr Stetiar <>, YueHaibing <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] net: ks8851-ml: Remove 8-bit bus accessors
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:31:02 +0100
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On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 07:41:37PM +0100, Marek Vasut wrote:
> This driver is mixing 8-bit and 16-bit bus accessors for reasons unknown,
> however the speculation is that this was some sort of attempt to support
> the 8-bit bus mode.

ks8851.c was introduced in July 2009 with commit 3ba81f3ece3c.
ks8851_mll.c was introduced two months later with a55c0a0ed415.

Perhaps the 8-bit accesses are remnants of the SPI-version ks8851.c?

Both chips are very similar.  Unfortunately ks8851_mll.c duplicated
much of ks8851.c, instead of separating it into a common portion and
an SPI-specific portion.  I've deduplicated at least the register
macros with commit aae079aa76d0.  It would be great if you could
continue this effort and increase the amount of shared code between
the two drivers.  Right now ks8851_mll.c supports features that
ks8851.c does not, e.g. multicast filtering.  On the other hand
I've fixed bugs in ks8851.c which I believe still exist in ks8851_mll.c,
see 536d3680fd2d for an example.  I didn't apply the fixes to
ks8851_mll.c simply because I don't have hardware with that chip.
I do have access to hardware using ks8851.c.



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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-10 18:41 Marek Vasut
2020-02-10 18:41 ` [PATCH 2/3] net: ks8851-ml: Fix 16-bit data access Marek Vasut
2020-02-10 19:35   ` Lukas Wunner
2020-02-10 19:40     ` Marek Vasut
2020-02-15  9:24   ` David Miller
2020-02-15  9:47     ` Marek Vasut
2020-02-15  9:56       ` David Miller
2020-02-10 18:41 ` [PATCH 3/3] net: ks8851-ml: Fix 16-bit IO operation Marek Vasut
2020-02-10 19:31 ` Lukas Wunner [this message]
2020-02-10 19:44   ` [PATCH 1/3] net: ks8851-ml: Remove 8-bit bus accessors Marek Vasut

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