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Date:   Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:49:23 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
Cc:     Pali Rohár <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Marek Behún <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] net: sfp: add workaround for Realtek RTL8672 and
 RTL9601C chips

> Which shows why it's pointless producing an EEPROM validation tool that
> runs under Linux (as has been your suggestion). They won't use it,
> since their testing only goes as far as "does it work in our product?"

Yes, i would need SNIA to push for conformance testing, hold
plug-testing events, and marketing that only devices which pass the
conformance test are allowed to use the SNIA logo, etc.

They do seem to have conformance testing for some of their storage
standards, but nothing for SFPs.


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