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Date:   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:03:43 -0500
From:   Dan Murphy <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
CC:     <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] ethtool: Add 100base-FX link mode entries


On 9/15/20 6:29 PM, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Andrew
> On 9/15/20 3:21 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 01:17:06PM -0500, Dan Murphy wrote:
>>> Add entries for the 100base-FX full and half duplex supported modes.
>>> $ ethtool eth0
>>>          Supported ports: [ TP    MII     FIBRE ]
>>>          Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
>>>                                  100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
>>>                                  100baseFX/Half 100baseFX/Full
>>>          Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
>>>          Supports auto-negotiation: No
>>>          Supported FEC modes: Not reported
>>>          Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
>>>                                  100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
>>>                                  100baseFX/Half 100baseFX/Full
>> I thought this PHY could not switch between TP and Fibre. It has a
>> strap which decides? So i would expect the supported modes to be
>> either BaseT or BaseFX. Not both. Same for Advertised?
>>         Andrew
> I found that the phy-device was setting all these bits in phy_init in 
> features_init.
> My first pass was to clear all these bits as well because the PHY was 
> still advertising these modes.
> But you are right this PHY cannot switch without strapping.
> I can clear these bits.

I re-read your reply and this is just an example.  This patch really has 
nothing to do with any PHY as it is just adding in the new link modes.

Unless you comment wanted me to remove the TP and advertised modes from 
the example in the commit message?


> Dan

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