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Date:   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:42:41 +0100
From:   Heiner Kallweit <>
To:     Florian Fainelli <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        David Miller <>
Cc:     "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: phy: aquantia: report remote
 capabilities if link partner is Aquantia PHY

On 24.03.2019 02:01, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 3/23/2019 6:14 AM, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>> If both link partners are Aquantia PHY's then additional information is
>> exchanged as part of the auto-negotiation. Report remote capabilities
>> if link partner is Aquantia PHY.
>> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <>
> Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>
> Petr is trying to introduce a link down reason, but it sounds like we
> should also have have a way to enhance the link up with information like
> the one you are providing here. It would also be nice if in the future,
> ethtool could display additional vendor specific information when the
> link is up. ethtool over netlink should facilitate that.
Interesting idea. Most likely the available information will be quite
different, dependent on the vendor. So the PHY driver may have to
expose a list of items, each with a name and type.

> Thanks!

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