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SubjectRe: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] e1000e: Make speed detection on hotplugging cable more reliable
Dear Kai Heng,

(with or without hyphen?)

On 7/15/19 11:00 AM, Kai Heng Feng wrote:
> at 4:52 PM, Paul Menzel <> wrote:

>> On 7/15/19 10:43 AM, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
>>> After hotplugging an 1Gbps ethernet cable with 1Gbps link partner, the
>>> MII_BMSR may reports 10Mbps, renders the network rather slow.
>> s/may reports/may report/
>> s/renders/rendering/
> Apparently English isn’t my mother tongue ;)

No problem. Mine neither.

>>> The issue has much lower fail rate after commit 59653e6497d1 ("e1000e:
>>> Make watchdog use delayed work"), which esssentially introduces some
>> essentially
> Ok.
>>> delay before running the watchdog task.
>>> But there's still a chance that the hotplugging event and the queued
>>> watchdog task gets run at the same time, then the original issue can be
>>> observed once again.
>>> So let's use mod_delayed_work() to add a deterministic 1 second delay
>>> before running watchdog task, after an interrupt.
>> I am not clear about the effects for the user. Could you elaborate
>> please? Does the link now come up up to one second later?
> Yes, the link will be up on a fixed one second later.
> The delay varies between 0 to 2 seconds without this patch.

Is there no other fix? Regarding booting a system fast (less than six
seconds), a fixed one second delay is quite a regression on systems where
it worked before.

>>> Signed-off-by: Kai-Heng Feng <>
>> Any bug URL?
> If maintainers think it’s necessary then I’ll file one.

Not necessary, if there is none. I thought you had one in Launchpad or so.

Kind regards,


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