EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Thu Mar 28 05:53:14 EST 2002

benh at kernel.crashing.org wrote:

> The main problem I have with putting a "structure" inside one bi_rec like
> BI_GT64260_ETH_CFG is that it won't evolve. I mean, let's say today, you
> define it contains an HW ethernet address. Then, you figure out you have
> wired your PHY directly, it's not on the MII and you need your driver to
> know about it, how do you add that info ? Or you figure out that your
> driver would need some tunning (different LED wiring on the PHY), you
> change the structure layout to pass new parameters ?
> You create unnecessary compatibility hell.

OK, I accept that you are right, your flexible structure is better. Now are you
guys going to actually implement it or just talk about it?


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