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Date:   Tue, 2 Apr 2019 19:39:28 +0200
From:   Heiner Kallweit <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:     "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: phy: improve genphy_read_status

On 31.03.2019 17:05, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> 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.
Just saw that Dave applied this patch. So I will send a fix to deal
with this scenario properly.

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

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