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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH net-next v5 2/2] net: phy: dp83869: Add speed optimization feature
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 09:51:35AM -0500, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Set the speed optimization bit on the DP83869 PHY.
> Speed optimization, also known as link downshift, enables fallback to 100M
> operation after multiple consecutive failed attempts at Gigabit link
> establishment. Such a case could occur if cabling with only four wires
> (two twisted pairs) were connected instead of the standard cabling with
> eight wires (four twisted pairs).
> The number of failed link attempts before falling back to 100M operation is
> configurable. By default, four failed link attempts are required before
> falling back to 100M.
> Signed-off-by: Dan Murphy <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>

> + default:
> + phydev_err(phydev,
> + "Downshift count must be 1, 2, 4 or 8\n");
> + return -EINVAL;
> + }

At some point it would be good to plumb in extack so we could return
this to user space.


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