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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] atl1: Main C file for Attansic L1 driver
    Stephen Hemminger wrote:
    > What I would like is for the mii core to maintain the bits (like advertising)
    > in the mii structure and if not running, it should just change the offline
    > copy, then when link is brought up use the changes that were requested while
    > link was down. Understand?
    >
    > That's why in the skge/sky2, I keep state bits and don't apply them until
    > link is started. If mii (and phylib) did this, I could use them; but as it
    > is they require PHY to be powered all the time.


    You have the power to change it :) But need to review the other drivers
    to assess the impact of the change, of course.

    Jeff


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