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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:27:31 -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 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.  In your particular situation, it is not useful since the
speed is -1.  Let me try to modify this code a bit to reduce the spam.
I will post a revised patch in the next 2 hours.

Thanks.

>                 set_bit(BNXT_LINK_SPEED_CHNG_SP_EVENT, &bp->sp_event);
>                 /* fall thru */
>         }
> --
> 2.12.3
>

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