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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 02/13] net: phy: sfp: handle non-wired SFP connectors
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 10:04:48AM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 05/04/2018 06:56 AM, Antoine Tenart wrote:
> > SFP connectors can be solder on a board without having any of their pins
> > (LOS, i2c...) wired. In such cases the SFP link state cannot be guessed,
> > and the overall link status reporting is left to other layers.
> >
> > In order to achieve this, a new SFP_DEV status is added, named UNKNOWN.
> > This mode is set when it is not possible for the SFP code to get the
> > link status and as a result the link status is reported to be always UP
> > from the SFP point of view.
> Why represent the SFP in Device Tree then? Why not just declare this is
> a fixed link which would avoid having to introduce this "unknown" state.

Hi Antoine

I agree with Florian here.

It LOS was missing, but i2c worked, i could see some value in using
SFP, or order to be able to read the EEPROM. But if everything is
missing, fixed-link seems a better fit.


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