[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH net-next 1/2] rtnetlink: Add new RTM_GETEECSTATE message to get SyncE status

Richard Cochran richardcochran at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 14:14:23 UTC 2021


On Thu, Sep 09, 2021 at 08:18:10AM +0000, Machnikowski, Maciej wrote:

> Controlling the clock that actually drives any components (PHY/MAC) in
> runtime can be a good way to brick the part.

I didn't say that.

> I feel that, while the reuse 
> of structures may be a good idea, the userspace API for clocks is not. 
> They are usually set up once at the board init level and stay like that "forever".
> 
> The outputs we need to control are only a subset of all of them and they
> rather fall in the PTP pins level of details, rather than clock ones.

clk-gate.c
clk-mux.c

Making that available for user space to twiddle is a better way that
tacking on to the PTP stuff.

You can model your device as having a multiplexer in front of it.

Thanks,
Richard


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