Re: [PATCH 2/2] alx: add disable_wol paramenter

From: AceLan Kao
Date: Sun May 13 2018 - 21:55:46 EST

Okay, I'll submit a new patch with some more description of why we
need this feature.

2018-05-10 20:34 GMT+08:00 Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx>:
> On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 01:58:24PM +0800, AceLan Kao wrote:
>> Hi Andrew,
>> We have some machines using Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit
>> Ethernet Controller,
>> but none of them has the unintentional wake up issue.
>> We're willing to fix it if we encountered the issue, but before we can
>> do it, we need this feature is supported by the driver.
>> Taking the feature has been removed for 5 years into account, I doubt
>> if we still can reproduce this issue,
>> but again, to verify this issue we need to add back this feature first.
>> Set WoL disabled by default won't introduce any regression but give
>> users and developers a chance to fix it.
> The main problem here is the module parameter. That is not going to be
> accepted.
> Can you argue the cure is worse than the disease? Is WoL not working
> considered by a lot of people as being a bug? Double wake up is also a
> bug, but not many people care, it does not cause any data corruption,
> etc. So can you argue overall we have a less buggy system, but still
> buggy, if WoL is enabled?
> If you can write a convincing Change Message arguing the case, a patch
> simply re-enabling WoL might be accepted.
> But you also need to take on the responsibility to help debug the
> failed shutdowns in order to get to the bottom of this problem.
> Andrew