On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, Russell King wrote:
> Is this a change of requirements for ethernet drivers? Many other drivers
> do exactly the same (drop the first few packets while they're negotiating
> with a hub), unless they're using 10base2, even back to the days of 2.0
I doubt it's a change, more likely an undocumented requirement. Look at
it another way: is the transmitter ready when the link is down? No.
Why? Because if it does attempt to transmit a packet, it will get a
transmit error, but it can't possibly be an error since it's a normal part
of bringing the link up. Does this sound reasonable?
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