Re: [net-next: PATCH 0/8] Armada 7k/8k PP2 ACPI support

From: Marcin Wojtas
Date: Tue Dec 19 2017 - 18:13:09 EST

Hi Andrew,

2017-12-19 21:46 GMT+01:00 Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx>:
>> Of course! v2 will not have such problem, I've been waiting however
>> for the feedback about the ACPI representation. Anyway, I'm strongly
>> leaning towards using _ADR/_CID objects in PHY's nodes for ACPI, so
>> maybe I'll just issue the v2 in order to push the discussion a bit
>> forward.
> Hi Marcin
> I know ~0 about ACPI. But what seems to be missing for me is
> documentation. You are defining a ABI here, which all future MDIO
> busses, PHYs, and to some extent Ethernet switches need to follow. So
> i would expect this to be documented somewhere.

As the code derives straight from of_mdio.c, there is absolutely no
deviation from Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/mdio.txt.

> How does documentation work in the ACPI world?

ACPI has its own specification, the newest one is 6.2

It is pretty likely, that if we establish a generic solution for the
MDIO bus, a short section about it may probably require adding to
above - for now I see none.

Best regards,