[PATCH 03/19] Ensure that the old style MDIO interface is active

Andrew Jeffery andrew at aj.id.au
Tue Sep 20 12:14:07 AEST 2016

On Mon, 2016-09-19 at 20:47 -0500, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > Separately, I had some questions on the v1 of the patch. Can you
> > pleaserespond to those?
> Sure!  From a high level, this driver does not support anything other
> than the old-style MDIO interface.  The hardware sets the new-style
> bit
> when support is available, so the driver itself should be able to
> determine which style of interface to use at runtime (in theory).

Yes, so if we continue down this road we can remove the hack in the
board file for the ast2500 evb. I guess that can be a separate patch
dependent on this series. Then if/when we add support to the driver for
the new MDIO interface we can add a new compatible string.

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