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Re: please test: ethernet media-handling patch

On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 02:48:00PM -0600, David Young wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 02:57:40PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 
> > David Young <> writes:
> > >> So if I unplug a cable from a 100M network and put it into a 1G
> > >> network, it won't reset and renegotiate? (Forgive me if I don't
> > >> understand this properly.)
> > >
> > > If the operator changes the media settings,
> > 
> > Ah. Okay, this was just me being dense then.
> I don't think so.  The patch does deserve a test on the actual hardware,
> and that is why I did not commit it outright.  Somebody thought that it
> was important enough to loop over all PHYs and reset them that they wrote
> the code.  I don't think that it matters, since mii_media_chg() will reset
> or configure every PHY, but I hope that someone with the h/w will test.

I'm not sure I understand.  When I just plug out the cable from
the laptop, go to the other lab, and plug in - will the driver
notice that it has to renegotiate even with your changes?

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