add phy-handle property for fec_mpc52xx

Sven Luther sven at
Thu Jan 10 04:22:08 EST 2008

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 05:17:52PM +0000, Matt Sealey wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 04:36:19PM +0000, Matt Sealey wrote:
> >>The link that Olaf presented, *is*
> >>the upstream support for now. What his patch does is say, the upstream
> >>support exists, but we don't like it, so we will supplement the patch..
> >
> >Matt, your work on efika.forth is laudable, and it is nice that you took
> >the time to support it.
> >
> >*BUT* it is not acceptable for a distribution, or for someone who will
> >have to do user support, to have to launch a second binary before
> >launching the kernel. Especially when netbooting for example.
> Then I think you are all missing the fact that I said there *IS A REALLY
> CUTE WAY OF INSTALLING IT ONCE* by uploading it into nvramrc, it will not
> be a runnable script, but executed on boot, because it'll be flashed into
> nvramrc.
> However I don't have the time to go into making this app, creating the
> tools to munge efika.forth into a correct more uploadable format, and
> creating the install tool. I barely have enough time to track this list
> and make sure any drivers requiring firmware tree changes are taken care
> of (I definitely lost the plot with the USB one, I haven't even checked
> it even though I was asked to 2 weeks ago..)
> Unfortunately one guy who already has a significant amount of work to do
> all day, who is not the responsible person for firmware issues, and is
> not being assisted by anyone in the community either generated and
> maintained by Genesi or existing around Linux, poses some serious problems
> with timeliness of updates.
> If anyone wants to stop patching Linux and instead make efika.forth easier
> to use, feel free, REALLY. Sven, are you volunteering for this REALLY
> tiny task? It will probably take all of a day for a couple of guys to
> work up the tools to do it based on very simple instructions and data
> provided.. the work is probably worth the price of a pizza, so no
> contracts are going to be worked out for it.

Just fix it conditionally in linux, like it is being proposed, and
everyone is happy :)


Sven Luther

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