On Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 05:00:08PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote: > On Thu, Mar 23, 2023 at 02:49:01PM +0000, Russell King (Oracle) wrote: > > Let's start here. We pass this fwnode to fwnode_get_phy_mode(): > > > > include/linux/property.h:int fwnode_get_phy_mode(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode); > > > > Does fwnode_get_phy_mode() alter the contents of the fwnode? Probably > > not, but it doesn't take a const pointer. Therefore, to declare my > > fwnode as const, I'd need to cast the const-ness away before calling > > this. > > So, fix the fwnode_get_phy_mode(). Is it a problem? > > > Then there's phylink_create(). Same problem. > > So, fix that. Is it a problem? To do both of these creates a five patch series, because there are so many things that need to be constified: fwnode_get_phy_mode() is the trivial one. sfp_bus_find_fwnode(), and the sfp-bus internal fwnode uses. fwnode_get_phy_node(). phylink_create(), phylink_parse_fixedlink(), phylink_parse_mode(), phylink_fwnode_phy_connect(). Hopefully nothing breaks as a result of changing all those - but that can hardly be "tacked" on to the start of my series as a trivial change - and clearly such a change should _not_ be part of this series. Those five patches do not include moving fwnode_get_phy_mode(), whose location remains undecided. -- RMK's Patch system: https://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/ FTTP is here! 40Mbps down 10Mbps up. Decent connectivity at last!