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Date:	Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:16:51 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] gianfar: Avoid unnecessary reg accesses in

From: Claudiu Manoil <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:27:21 +0300

> For phy devices that don't issue interrupts upon link
> state changes, phylib polls the link state resulting in
> repeated calls to adjust_link(), even if the link state
> didn't change.  As a result, some mac registers are
> repeatedly read and written with the same values, which
> is not ok.
> To fix this, adjust_link() has been refactored to check
> first whether the link state has changed and to take action
> only if needed, updating mac registers and local state
> variables.  The 'new_state' local flag, set if one of the
> link params changed (link, speed or duplex), has been
> rendered useless and removed by this refactoring.
> Signed-off-by: Claudiu Manoil <>

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