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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC V2 3/4] net: introduce media selection IF_PORT_HOMEPLUG
Am 06.12.21 um 20:29 schrieb Jakub Kicinski:
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2021 14:17:50 +0100 Stefan Wahren wrote:
>> Introduce a new media selection dedicated for HomePlug powerline
>> communication. This allows us to use the proper if_port setting in
>> HomePlug drivers.
>> Suggested-by: Andrew Lunn <>
>> Signed-off-by: Stefan Wahren <>
> I _think_ the IF_PORT API is an very ancient (Linux 2.2) way of
> switching ports on early Ethernet cards. Isn't it? It predates
> ethtool and all the modern interfaces. Quick grep seems to indicate
> it's accessed only for old HW as well.
> Do you have a use case for setting it?
Actually not, i will drop it from the patchset.

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