[PATCH v11 0/8] PHY framework

Felipe Balbi balbi at ti.com
Tue Aug 27 15:20:59 EDT 2013


On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 01:44:49PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 August 2013 11:16 AM, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
> > Added a generic PHY framework that provides a set of APIs for the PHY drivers
> > to create/destroy a PHY and APIs for the PHY users to obtain a reference to
> > the PHY with or without using phandle.
> > 
> > This framework will be of use only to devices that uses external PHY (PHY
> > functionality is not embedded within the controller).
> > 
> > The intention of creating this framework is to bring the phy drivers spread
> > all over the Linux kernel to drivers/phy to increase code re-use and to
> > increase code maintainability.
> > 
> > Comments to make PHY as bus wasn't done because PHY devices can be part of
> > other bus and making a same device attached to multiple bus leads to bad
> > design.
> > 
> > If the PHY driver has to send notification on connect/disconnect, the PHY
> > driver should make use of the extcon framework. Using this susbsystem
> > to use extcon framwork will have to be analysed.
> > 
> > You can find this patch series @
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kishon/linux-phy.git testing
> Looks like there are not further comments on this series. Can you take this in
> your misc tree?

Do you want me to queue these for you ? There are quite a few users for
this framework already and I know of at least 2 others which will show
up for v3.13.

Let me know.


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