Re: [PATCH net-next v2] net: phy: dp83867: Add speed optimization feature

From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin
Date: Tue Feb 18 2020 - 19:06:18 EST

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:38:33AM -0600, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Russell
> On 2/18/20 11:33 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > As I mentioned, the PHY on either end of the link can be the one
> > which decides to downshift, and the partner PHY has no idea that
> > a downshift has happened.
> >
> Exactly so we can only report that if the PHY on our end caused the
> downshift.  If this PHY does not cause the downshift then the message will
> not be presented even though a downshift occurred. So what is the value in
> presenting this message?

I think we are in agreement over questioning the value of reporting
the downshift!

RMK's Patch system:
FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line in suburbia: sync at 12.1Mbps down 622kbps up
According to 11.9Mbps down 500kbps up