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SubjectRe: [Patch v3 net-next 7/7] octeontx2-pf: ethtool physical link configuration
On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 14:15:01 +0000 Hariprasad Kelam wrote:
> > > Will add multi advertised mode support in near future.
> >
> > Looking at patch 6 it seems like the get side already supports multiple modes,
> > although the example output only lists supported no advertised.
> >
> > Is the device actually doing IEEE autoneg or just configures the speed, lanes
> > etc. according to the link mode selected?
> Device supports IEEE autoneg mode. Agreed get_link_ksetting returns multiple modes .
> But set side firmware code designed in such way that it handles single mode. Upon
> Successful configuration firmware updates advertised modes to shared memory
> such that kernel will read and updates to ethtool.

It needs to be symmetric, get needs to reflect what set specified.

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