[PATCH net-next 0/7] Clean up PHY MMD accessors

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Wed Mar 22 12:43:16 PDT 2017

From: Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at armlinux.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:35:55 +0000

> This series cleans up phylib's MMD accessors, so that we have a common
> way of accessing the Clause 45 register set.
> The current situation is far from ideal - we have phy_(read|write)_mmd()
> which accesses Clause 45 registers over Clause 45 accesses, and we have
> phy_(read|write)_mmd_indirect(), which accesses Clause 45 registers via
> Clause 22 register 13/14.
> Generic code uses the indirect methods to access standard Clause 45
> features, and when we come to add Clause 45 PHY support to phylib, we
> would need to make these conditional upon the PHY type, or duplicate
> these functions.
> An alternative solution is to merge these accessors together, and select
> the appropriate access method depending upon the 802.3 clause that the
> PHY conforms with.  The result is that we have a single set of
> phy_(read|write)_mmd() accessors.
> For cases which require special handling, we still allow PHY drivers to
> override all MMD accesses - except rather than just overriding the
> indirect accesses.  This keeps existing overrides working.
> Combining the two also has another beneficial side effect - we get rid
> of similar functions that take arguments in different orders.  The
> old direct accessors took the phy structure, devad and register number,
> whereas the indirect accessors took the phy structure, register number
> and devad in that order.  Care must be taken when updating future
> drivers that the argument order is correct, and the function name is
> not merely replaced.
> This patch set is against net-next.

Series applied, thanks Russell.

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