Re: [PATCH resend v4 0/3] phy: Add driver for lan966x Serdes driver
From: Alexandre Belloni
Date: Tue Nov 16 2021 - 13:13:06 EST
On 16/11/2021 12:52:28+0100, Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> The 11/16/2021 17:13, Vinod Koul wrote:
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> > On 16-11-21, 11:56, Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> > > The 11/16/2021 16:15, Vinod Koul wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On 16-11-21, 11:21, Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> > > > > The 11/16/2021 11:08, Horatiu Vultur wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Kison, Vinod,
> > > > >
> > > > > Can you let me know if you have more comments to this patch series?
> > > > > Otherwise can you ack on it? Because I would like to have the patches
> > > > > merged via netdev if that is OK for you.
> > > >
> > > > Any reason for merge thru netdev, there is no dependency and now with
> > > > merge window closed, I can pick this up..
> > >
> > > Because I would like to send some patches for the lan966x network driver.
> > > And these network patches depend on the serdes driver.
> > There cant be a compile time dependency... the network driver can use
> > the phy apis.. I dont think it is required here... Did I miss something
> > obvious?
> You are right, there is no compile time dependency and the network
> driver can use the PHY APIs.
> But at runtime the network driver will need to configure the serdes
> using the PHY API to be able to work properly.
It is fine if it doesn't work at runtime with only one branch, both will
get merged in linux-next and you can test with that if necessary. I'll
let both series go through separate trees.
Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering