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smsc(4): update to mention Microchip

Authored by emaste on May 7 2024, 4:06 PM.
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Microchip Technology acquired SMSC in 2012, and all current products
and datasheets refer to the devices supported by this driver as
Microchip parts.  Mention SMSC in a parenthetical comment to explain
the driver's name.

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emaste requested review of this revision.May 7 2024, 4:06 PM
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Also update comment in source code

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.May 7 2024, 4:22 PM
In D45115#1028873, @imp wrote:

Why though?

The domain in the source code doesn't resolve anymore. The acquisition happened long enough ago that it seems more confusing to reference the now-defunct company name while the parts are still in active production and use. In my case I was looking at a Microchip eval board (EVB-LAN8670-USB for 10 BASE T1S) that uses the LAN9500A part and it was not immediately obvious that smsc(4) is the driver for this part.

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