[U-Boot] [EXT] Re: [PATCH 1/2 v3] net: introduce MDIO DM class for MDIO devices
nhed+uboot at starry.com
Fri Jun 14 16:55:54 UTC 2019
In another thread (https://lists.denx.de/pipermail/u-boot/2019-June/371933.html)
I asked Ken (before learning of their cut-backs) if I should take a
stab at re-integrating his work
where Joe also pointed out the impending acceptance of your work.
I'm not sure where we left off here in this thread and wondering if
you are working on that or not. Ive been staring at this for a bit
and ready to take a stab at it if you are not.
if easier - i'm `nhed73` on the #u-boot irc channel
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:04 AM Alexandru Marginean
<alexandru.marginean at nxp.com> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> On 6/11/2019 12:44 PM, Ken Ma wrote:
> > Hi Alex
> > Thanks a lot for your information!
> > I think our patches have no essential difference.
> > The 2 patches have only small implementation difference:
> > In my patch, mii bus ops functions(read/write/reset...) need to be
> > implemented while in your patch mdio bus functions need to be
> > implemented and then mii bus ops functions will call mdio bus ops
> > functions. > I had planned to reuse those existed mii ops functions such as
> > smc911x_miiphy_read/ smc911x_miiphy_write/ sun8i_mdio_read/
> > sun8i_mdio_write... then it is easy for turning old mdio driver to
> > DM. >
> > Now I am not working on u-boot, so I am sorry that I will not do the pulling work.
> > Yours,
> > Ken
> OK, I think I get what you wanted to do. Either way it's not too
> difficult to convert existing MDIOs to DM, but they have to start using
> struct udevice. That's similar to what was done on DM_ETH and others.
> The helpers mapping eth/phy/mdio make sense and could be useful, that's
> something I'll try to look into.
> Thank you!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alex Marginean <alexm.osslist at gmail.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:18 AM
> > To: joe.hershberger at ni.com; Ken Ma <make at marvell.com>
> > Cc: u-boot <u-boot at lists.denx.de>; Joseph Hershberger <joseph.hershberger at ni.com>
> > Subject: [EXT] Re: [U-Boot] [PATCH 1/2 v3] net: introduce MDIO DM class for MDIO devices
> > External Email
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > +Ken,
> > Hi Joe,
> > On 6/10/2019 11:25 PM, Joe Hershberger wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM Alex Marginean <alexm.osslist at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Adds UCLASS_MDIO DM class supporting MDIO buses that are probed as
> >>> stand-alone devices. Useful in particular for systems that support
> >>> DM_ETH and have a stand-alone MDIO hardware block shared by multiple
> >>> Ethernet interfaces.
> >>> Signed-off-by: Alex Marginean <alexm.osslist at gmail.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> Changes in v2:
> >>> - fixed several comments using wrong API names
> >>> - dropped dm_ from names of internal functions that don't use udevice *
> >>> - fixed UCLASS driver name
> >>> - added missing mdio_unregister in dm_mdio_pre_remove
> >>> - added a comment on why spaces in names aren't ok
> >>> - added a comment on how static mdio_read/_write/_reset functions
> >>> are used
> >>> Changes in v3:
> >>> - none
> >> Not sure if you already noticed this  or not, but there may be
> >> something there that you want to incorporate or maybe not.
> >> Cheers,
> >> -Joe
> >>  - https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/939726/
> > I didn't notice it, thanks for pointing it out!
> > Apart from the obvious overlap of adding UCLASS_MDIO and code like _post_probe they seem to deal with different needs.
> > Ken, can you please take a look at the patch I sent? It has a wrapper over phy_connect, but provides no helpers on how the caller would get the PHY ADDR. Do you want to try pulling the API you add on top of the patch I sent, or do you want me to try? It looks like it would work with minimal effort.
> > Thank you!
> > Alex
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