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Date:   Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:05:35 +0200
From:   Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
To:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: phy: improve genphy_read_status

On 31.03.2019 16:58, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> - In auto-neg case, skip populating lp_advertising if we
>>   don't have a link. This avoids quite some unnecessary
>>   MDIO reads in case of phylib polling mode.
> 
> Hi Heiner
> 
> Could it be that we don't have a link because what the partner is
> advertising does not intersect with what we are advertising?
> 
Interesting point. Yes, I think I missed that scenario.

> Hence knowing what it is adverting is actually useful in this case?
> 
>       Andrew
> 
Heiner

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