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Date:   Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:05:35 +0200
From:   Heiner Kallweit <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <>,
        David Miller <>,
        "" <>
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

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