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From: Alexandre Belloni <>
To: Vladimir Oltean <>
Cc:, Jakub Kicinski <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Russell King <>,
	Horatiu Vultur <>,
	Colin Foster <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Andrew Lunn <>,
	Vivien Didelot <>,
	Claudiu Manoil <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next 0/2] Convert ocelot to phylink
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 15:29:07 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On 15/08/2021 04:47:46+0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> The ocelot switchdev and felix dsa drivers are interesting because they
> target the same class of hardware switches but used in different modes.
> Colin has an interesting use case where he wants to use a hardware
> switch supported by the ocelot switchdev driver with the felix dsa
> driver.
> So far, the existing hardware revisions were similar between the ocelot
> and felix drivers, but not completely identical. With identical hardware,
> it is absurd that the felix driver uses phylink while the ocelot driver
> uses phylib - this should not be one of the differences between the
> switchdev and dsa driver, and we could eliminate it.
> Colin will need the common phylink support in ocelot and felix when
> adding a phylink_pcs driver for the PCS1G block inside VSC7514, which
> will make the felix driver work with either the NXP or the Microchip PCS.
> As usual, Alex, Horatiu, sorry for bugging you, but it would be
> appreciated if you could give this a quick run on actual VSC7514
> hardware (which I don't have) to make sure I'm not introducing any
> breakage.

No worries, if there is any breakage, we'll fix it up.

Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-16 13:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-15  1:47 Vladimir Oltean
2021-08-15  1:47 ` [PATCH v2 net-next 1/2] net: dsa: felix: stop calling ocelot_port_{enable,disable} Vladimir Oltean
2021-08-15  1:47 ` [PATCH v2 net-next 2/2] net: mscc: ocelot: convert to phylink Vladimir Oltean
2021-08-16 10:30 ` [PATCH v2 net-next 0/2] Convert ocelot " patchwork-bot+netdevbpf
2021-08-16 13:29 ` Alexandre Belloni [this message]

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