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Date:   Thu, 7 Dec 2017 01:24:43 -0800
From:   Michael Chan <michael.chan@...adcom.com>
To:     Thomas Bogendoerfer <tbogendoerfer@...e.de>
Cc:     Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] bnxt: Don't print message, if DAC isn't
 connected on both ends

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:14 AM, Thomas Bogendoerfer
<tbogendoerfer@...e.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:27:31 -0800
> Michael Chan <michael.chan@...adcom.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 4:33 AM, Thomas Bogendoerfer
>> <tbogendoerfer@...e.de> wrote:
>> > bnxt driver spams logfiles with
>> >
>> > [  541.003065] bnxt_en 0000:5d:00.1 eth5: Link speed -1 no longer supported
>> >
>> > if a direct attached cable (DAC) is plugged into the bnxt card and is
>> > unplugged on the other side. This patch removes the code printing this
>> > message, since it doesn't provide any useful information.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tbogendoerfer@...e.de>
>> > ---
>> >  drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c | 9 ---------
>> >  1 file changed, 9 deletions(-)
>> >
>> > diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
>> > index 8c1dd60eab6f..8a2319ed79dc 100644
>> > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
>> > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
>> > @@ -1701,18 +1701,9 @@ static int bnxt_async_event_process(struct bnxt *bp,
>> >         /* TODO CHIMP_FW: Define event id's for link change, error etc */
>> >         switch (event_id) {
>> >         case ASYNC_EVENT_CMPL_EVENT_ID_LINK_SPEED_CFG_CHANGE: {
>> > -               u32 data1 = le32_to_cpu(cmpl->event_data1);
>> > -               struct bnxt_link_info *link_info = &bp->link_info;
>> > -
>> >                 if (BNXT_VF(bp))
>> >                         goto async_event_process_exit;
>> > -               if (data1 & 0x20000) {
>> > -                       u16 fw_speed = link_info->force_link_speed;
>> > -                       u32 speed = bnxt_fw_to_ethtool_speed(fw_speed);
>> >
>> > -                       netdev_warn(bp->dev, "Link speed %d no longer supported\n",
>> > -                                   speed);
>> > -               }
>>
>> This is supposed to provide useful information to the user under some
>> conditions.
>
> well, it will print the forced rate, if there is one configured and -1 otherwise,
> if the link is lost or will not come up because of a cable problem. I don't see much
> value in that...
>
The main purpose is to tell the user that the speed he selected for a
port is no longer supported due to an incompatible speed configured on
the other port.  This is useful for the user so that he can either
take action to change the speed or do nothing as he sees fit.

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