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Date:	Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:03:45 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: [patch 6/9] forcedeth: new backoff implementation wrote:
> From: Ayaz Abdulla <>
> This patch adds support for a new backoff algorithm for half duplex supported
> in newer hardware.  The old method is will be designated as legacy mode.
> Re-seeding random values for the backoff algorithms are performed when a
> transmit has failed due to a maximum retry count (1 to 15, where max is
> considered the wraparound case of 0).
> Signed-off-by: Ayaz Abdulla <>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
> ---


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