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Date:	Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:19:39 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-26 1/5] cxgb4vf: Virtual Interfaces are always up

From: Casey Leedom <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:00:19 -0800

> Implement new default mode of always reporting the Virtual Interface link as
> being "up".  This allows different Virtual Interfaces on the same port to
> continue to communicate with each other even when the physical port link is
> down.  This new behavior is controlled via the module parameter
> force_link_up (default 1).  The old behavior can be achieved by setting
> force_link_up=0.
> Signed-off-by: Casey Leedom <>

No driver specific module parameters!  Add something generic and common
so other drivers can use it too.

Otherwise every user has to learn a different way to control this
attribute, depending upon the device type, which is rediculious.

How many times do we have to tell driver authors this?
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