Re: [PATCH] r8169: add phy_reset parameter

From: David Miller
Date: Sun Jun 21 2009 - 17:29:44 EST

From: Simon Arlott <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:45:25 +0100

> When booting over the network the physical link will already be up
> and configured appropriately, so there is no need to reset it and
> cause auto-negotiation to occur again. Adding an option to disable
> this makes it possible to avoid a 2 second delay while booting.
> Signed-off-by: Simon Arlott <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>

This is getting out of control.

We're not going to add a hundred different obscure module options to
eliminate delays and device resets.
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