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From: Florian Fainelli <>
To: Vladimir Oltean <>, Fabio Estevam <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] ARM: dts: imx6qdl: Remove unnecessary mdio #address-cells/#size-cells
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:37:35 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210723130851.6tfl4ijl7hkqzchm@skbuf>

On 7/23/2021 6:08 AM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> Hi Fabio,
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 08:28:35AM -0300, Fabio Estevam wrote:
>> Since commit dabb5db17c06 ("ARM: dts: imx6qdl: move phy properties into
>> phy device node") the following W=1 dtc warnings are seen:
>> arch/arm/boot/dts/imx6qdl-aristainetos2.dtsi:323.7-334.4: Warning (avoid_unnecessary_addr_size): /soc/bus@2100000/ethernet@2188000/mdio: unnecessary #address-cells/#size-cells without "ranges" or child "reg" property
>> Remove the unnecessary mdio #address-cells/#size-cells to fix it.
>> Fixes: dabb5db17c06 ("ARM: dts: imx6qdl: move phy properties into phy device node")
>> Signed-off-by: Fabio Estevam <>
>> ---
> Are you actually sure this is the correct fix? If I look at mdio.yaml, I
> think it is pretty clear that the "ethernet-phy" subnode of the MDIO
> controller must have an "@[0-9a-f]+$" pattern, and a "reg" property. If

It is valid to omit the "reg" property of an Ethernet PHY which the 
kernel will then dynamically scan for. If you know the Ethernet PHY 
address it's obviously better to set it so you avoid scanning and the 
time spent in doing that. The boot loader could (should?) also provide 
that information to the kernel for the same reasons.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-24 16:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-23 11:28 Fabio Estevam
2021-07-23 13:08 ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-07-23 13:15   ` Fabio Estevam
2021-07-23 13:35     ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-07-24  5:21     ` Joakim Zhang
2021-07-24 12:48       ` Fabio Estevam
2021-07-24 16:37   ` Florian Fainelli [this message]
2021-07-24 17:03     ` Vladimir Oltean
2021-07-24 19:14       ` Florian Fainelli

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