[PATCH 5/6] powerpc/corenet: Add DPAA FMan support to the SoC device tree(s)

Emil Medve Emilian.Medve at Freescale.com
Thu May 8 15:18:00 EST 2014

Hello Scott,

On 05/07/2014 06:14 PM, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-05-06 at 01:28 -0500, Emil Medve wrote:
>> Hello Scott,
>> On 05/05/2014 06:34 PM, Scott Wood wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2014-05-04 at 05:59 -0500, Emil Medve wrote:
>>>>  Anyway, most days PHYs can be discovered so they don't use/need
>>>> compatible properties. That's I guess part of the reason we don't have
>>>> bindings for them PHY nodes
>>> I don't see why there couldn't be a compatible that describes the
>>> standard programming interface.
>> Because it can be detected at runtime and I guess stuff like that should
>> stay out of the device tree. I'm using PCI as an analogy here
> But in this case aren't you using a standardized component of the
> programming model itself to probe the specific PHY type?  I think a
> better analogy is the "cfi-flash" compatible.

Well, to speak your language,
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/phy.txt claims the 'compatible' to
be optional, case in which at least 'ethernet-phy-ieee802.3-c22' is
implied. 'ethernet-phy-ieee802.3-c22' (1 Gb/s MDIO/PHY) conveys the
standardized programming model that allows probing


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