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Date:   Thu, 7 Dec 2017 01:47:34 -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 1:39 AM, Thomas Bogendoerfer
<tbogendoerfer@...e.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 01:24:43 -0800
> Michael Chan <michael.chan@...adcom.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:14 AM, Thomas Bogendoerfer
>> <tbogendoerfer@...e.de> wrote:
>> > 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.
>
> just out of curiosity what's meant my imcompatible speed on the other port ?
> Does the message show up continously like in the problem case I already know ?
>

On some dual-port cards, 10G and 25G are not compatible.  If one port
links up at 25G, for example, the other port will never link up if it
is set to 10G.  In this case the 10G port gets a message from the
firmware and the driver will print the "10G no longer supported"
message.  It's supposed to be a one time message.

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