On Jun 5, 2005, at 15:29, Glen Turner wrote:
Operationally, it would be very useful if the PHY printed
the physical interface detail when detected (1000Base-LX,
I was thinking that it would be easier for the ethernet driver to do
this in the adjust_link() function, since it's going to need to track
when these things change, anyway. But if the general consensus is
that it should be in the generic code, I can see about adding it there.
Also, it would be nice to be able to retrieve PHY data
independent of the interface status (eg, to retrieve
asset serial numbers, GBIC make/models, etc).
I'm not sure what you mean, here. The driver can use phy_read/write
to get/set information anytime it wants.