[PATCH 01/20] net: phy: realtek: Fix events detection failure in LPI mode

Russell King - ARM Linux admin linux at armlinux.org.uk
Thu Feb 11 05:39:41 EST 2021

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 07:47:20PM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 10:56:46AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 11:37:29AM +0100, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> > > Right, adding something like a genphy_{read,write}_mmd() doesn't make
> > > too much sense for now. What I meant is just exporting mmd_phy_indirect().
> > > Then you don't have to open-code the first three steps of a mmd read/write.
> > > And it requires no additional code in phylib.
> > 
> > ... but at the cost that the compiler can no longer inline that code,
> > as I mentioned in my previous reply. (However, the cost of the accesses
> > will be higher.) On the plus side, less I-cache footprint, and smaller
> > kernel code.
> Just to note mmd_phy_indirect() isn't defined with inline specifier,
> but just as static and it's used twice in the
> drivers/net/phy/phy-core.c unit. So most likely the compiler won't
> inline the function code in there.

You can't always tell whether the compiler will inline a static function
or not.

> Anyway it's up to the PHY
> library maintainers to decide. Please settle the issue with Heiner and
> Andrew then. I am ok with both solutions and will do as you decide.

FYI, *I* am one of the phylib maintainers.

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