[PATCH v7 3/9] add Freescale SerDes PHY support

Kumar Gala galak at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Nov 21 14:31:59 EST 2007

On Oct 19, 2007, at 10:35 AM, Grant Likely wrote:

> On 10/19/07, Li Yang <leoli at freescale.com> wrote:
>> The SerDes(serializer/deserializer) PHY block is a new SoC block used
>> in Freescale chips to support multiple serial interfaces, such as PCI
>> Express, SGMII, SATA.
> This looks like board setup behaviour.  Shouldn't setting this up be
> the responsibility firmware?  And failing that, I think it should be
> done directly by the platform setup function (in other words; make it
> a helper function and call it at board setup time).  Besides, you want
> to provide guarantees that the board is setup correctly before the
> device driver that uses it gets probed.
> Cheers,
> g.

Upon further review of all this I don't think this belongs in the  
kernel at all.  This is one time setup and should be done in firmware.

- k

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