PHY Howto ?

Vitaly Bordug vbordug at
Fri Jul 21 04:01:36 EST 2006

On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 13:52:47 -0400
"David H. Lynch Jr." <dhlii at> wrote:

>  If I am writing a network MAC driver, for hardware that has a phy
> that is already supported, if I provide the appropriate mdio_read() and
> mdio_write() calls to access the phy registers, and setup my config to
> include phylib and drivers for my specific phy,  what else do I have to
> take care of with respect to the phy within my driver ?
> 	Are there some resources, howto's, examples, ... demonstrating 
> how to use phylib ?
There is pretty good writeup in Documentation about your concern, find it at 
Documentation/networking/phy.txt . Live example is obviously drivers/net/gianfar*


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