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Re: MII access (was [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only)

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: MII access (was [PATCH] support for Cobalt Networks (x86 only)
From: Bogdan Costescu <bogdan.costescu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 11:07:06 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Mark Frazer <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev@xxxxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <saw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Bogdan Costescu wrote:
> > With clearer mind, I have to make some a correction to one of the previous
> > messages: the problem of not checking arguments range does not apply to
> > 3c59x which has in the ioctl function '& 0x1f' for both transceiver number
> > and register number. However, eepro100 and tulip don't do that. (I'm
> > checking now with 2.4.3 from Mandrake 8, but I don't think that there were
> > recent changes in these areas).
> half right -- tulip does this for the phy id but not the MII register
> number.  I'll fix that up.  Please bug Andrey about fixing up
> eepro100...

OK, Andrey is now CC-ed. However, I only checked the 3 mentioned drivers,
while MII ioctl's are used in many more... I was hoping that the
mantainers would jump in!

Bogdan Costescu

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