PHY drivers

achraf boussetta boussettaachraf26 at
Thu Feb 29 02:02:38 EST 2024

Yes, a generic software reads at first the ID of the Phy using MDIO and
then if an ID has matched specific functions will be called.

Take a look at the realtek file for your reference:

On Wed, 28 Feb 2024 at 15:49, Patryk <pbiel7 at> wrote:

> Hi, I've got a question regarding phy drivers. Supposed that I want to use
> an ethernet phy device -  in general - do I need a specific driver to
> handle this, or is it handled by some generic eth phy layer that can
> configure (through MDIO) and exchange data (through XMII) in a generic,
> vendor-agnostic way?
> Best regards
> Patryk
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