[RFC] Patch to Abstract Ethernet PHY support (using driver model)

Jörn Engel joern at wohnheim.fh-wedel.de
Fri Jan 14 08:58:08 EST 2005

On Thu, 13 January 2005 13:21:52 -0800, Eugene Surovegin wrote:
> It's a standard, period. If there is a PHY which isn't compliant I
> guess it will not work anyway, but in this case, yes, we can use
> PHY-specific link detection, but only in this case. I suspect you'll
> have a hard time finding such PHY :)


With some thinking and very little code, you can use this neat chip
almost like a normal phy.


Optimizations always bust things, because all optimizations are, in
the long haul, a form of cheating, and cheaters eventually get caught.
-- Larry Wall 

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