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SubjectRe: [EXT] Re: [PATCH RFC net-next 14/19] net: mvpp2: add ethtool flow control configuration support
On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 06:27:57PM +0000, Stefan Chulski wrote:
> > What also concerns me is whether flow control is supported in the existing
> > driver at all, given this patch set. If it isn't supported without the firmware's
> > help, then we should _not_ be negotiating flow control with the link partner
> > unless we actually support it, so the Pause and Asym_Pause bits in
> > mvpp2_phylink_validate() should be cleared.
>
> RX FC supported, issue only with TX FC.

That doesn't seem relevant given table 28B in IEEE 802.3. There is
no advertisement combination that allows one to advertise an ability
to receive FC frames but not transmit FC frames.

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