fixed phy -- how do we decide to use this code?

Anton Vorontsov avorontsov at
Thu Apr 16 03:25:14 EST 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:20:14PM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2009, at 11:17 AM, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:54:40AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>>> Vitaly, Anton
>>> You guys have used this code.. I was wondering how we decide to used 
>>> the
>>> fixed phy vs another phy.  Is this a runtime decision based on  
>>> something
>>> in the device tree or purely at compile time?
>> It's specified via fixed-link property in the device tree.
>> The bindings described in Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/ 
>> tsec.txt.
> Ok, I want to make sure I can build a platform that uses a normal PHY  
> that is detected (like a marvell PHY) and and have another platform that 
> is fixed-link in the same kernel image.  Sounds like we'll be ok.

Yep, that will work.

Anton Vorontsov
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