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Date:   Mon, 18 Jul 2022 19:01:30 +0100
From:   "Russell King (Oracle)" <linux@...linux.org.uk>
To:     Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Cc:     Sean Anderson <sean.anderson@...o.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur@....com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Alexandru Marginean <alexandru.marginean@....com>,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
        Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 08/47] net: phylink: Support differing link
 speeds and interface speeds

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 07:28:58PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > > I am rather worried that we have drivers using ->speed today in their
> > > mac_config and we're redefining what that means in this patch.
> > 
> > Well, kind of. Previously, interface speed was defined to be link speed,
> > and both were just "speed". The MAC driver doesn't really care what the
> > link speed is if there is a phy, just how fast the phy interface mode
> > speed is.
> 
> I'm not sure that is true. At least for SGMII, the MAC is passed the
> line side speed, which can be 10, 100, or 1G. The PHY interface mode
> speed is fixed at 1G, since it is SGMII, but the MAC needs to know if
> it needs to repeat symbols because the line side speed is lower than
> the host side speed.

... and passing the SGMII link speed (1G) will break a lot of stuff
where the MAC/PCS may need to know the media speed to do the right
number of symbol replication.

So I don't think we can get away with just saying ->speed is the link
speed which will prevent drivers breaking. I don't think it's that
simple. Like everything with phylink, all the drivers need to be looked
at and tweaked with every damn change, which makes phylink development
painfully slow.

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