Re: [PATCH] MII bus API for PHY devices

From: Jason McMullan
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 12:03:34 EST

On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 17:15 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Have you looked at what sungem/sungem_phy does ?
> Among others, sungem has an algorithm for automatically testing fallback
> forced speeds when aneg fails, which has proven useful with a variety of
> PHY/hub combos, plus a "magic_aneg" bit in the PHY definition for PHYs
> taht can do that themselves automatically.

I'll look into it.

> Also, besides shutdown(), you probably want a suspend() callback used by
> the MAC driver when the machine is entering a suspend() state (I
> definitely need that with various PHYs on powermacs) along with the
> various WOL parameters.

For the 'wake on lan' stuff, could you give me a list of the
types of features you'd need? I haven't really looked at WOL just yet.

We can add WOL, suspend, etc. as needed. I just want to
get the base infrastructure in first, and gradually start migrating
phys to the mii_bus on embedded systems.

Jason McMullan <jason.mcmullan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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