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Date:	Tue, 09 Dec 2008 00:06:31 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: sumgem problems with initializiation order at a 1000SX SERDES
 card [experimental patch]

From: Hermann Lauer <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:59:36 +0100

> On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 05:33:24PM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> > And this new code is just a copy of the PHY init sequence on
> > PCS, so we should split that out into a helper function instead
> > of duplicating it.
> > 
> > Any time gem_reset() is invoked, the PCS is going to need to be
> > reset like this, so let's do the advertisement reinit there.
> > 
> > Does this version of the fix work for you?
> Yes, works the same. It has some delay before receiving packets works
> after an ifconfig up or a reestablishing of the link, but thats
> the same as with the experimental patch.
> Probably the link state handling has to be improved, I'm not
> shure my experimental patch was correct there.
> But as the driver is working now with this patch on this hardware
> and not without - please commit.

I agree, and that's what I'll do.

Thanks for testing.
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