Re: [PATCH v2 1/9] phy: add phy_get_bus_width()/phy_set_bus_width() calls

From: Tomasz Figa
Date: Sat Nov 02 2013 - 09:15:38 EST

Hi Matt,

On Friday 01 of November 2013 15:45:50 Matt Porter wrote:
> This adds a pair of APIs that allows the generic PHY subsystem to
> provide information on the PHY bus width. The PHY provider driver may
> use phy_set_bus_width() to set the bus width that the PHY supports.
> The controller driver may then use phy_get_bus_width() to fetch the
> PHY bus width in order to properly configure the controller.

I somehow does not like this. If we take this path for any further
properties that we may need, we will end up with a lot of consumer
specific properties stored in a PHY object having their own accessor

Since this is just an integration detail, what about simply adding this as
a property in device tree node of the OTG controller (and pdata if
considering non-DT support)?

Another option would be some framework for retrieving arbitrary properties
from the PHY, but I'm not really sure there is a need for such.

Best regards,

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