[PATCH] netdev/fec.c: add phylib supporting to enable carrier detection
s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Wed Mar 31 08:12:08 UTC 2010
On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:29:57PM +0200, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> On 10 Mar 26, Bryan Wu wrote:
> > BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/457878
> > - removed old MII phy control code
> > - add phylib supporting
> > - add ethtool interface to make user space NetworkManager works
> > Tested on Freescale i.MX51 Babbage board.
> > This patch is based on a patch from Frederic Rodo <fred.rodo at gmail.com>
> > Cc: Frederic Rodo <fred.rodo at gmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Bryan Wu <bryan.wu at canonical.com>
> While I ack this patch, I wonder if we should add to the various board
> Kconfig options, a dependency select'ing the right phylib for that board.
> This would prevent breakage of ethernet on those boards because they forgot
> to select the right phylib after this change.
I wouldn't go that far. I never saw a board which doesn't work with the
generic phy implementation, so I would only select the specific phy if
I knew that the generic phy does not work.
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