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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 0/4] net: phy: EEE fixes
On Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 09:36:35AM +0000, Russell King (Oracle) wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 06:03:30AM +0100, Oleksij Rempel wrote:
> > changes v2:
> > - restore previous ethtool set logic for the case where advertisements
> > are not provided by user space.
>
> I don't think the _kernel_ should be doing this - this introduces a
> different behaviour to the kernel. As I already said, setting the
> default advertisement in the case of ethtool -s is done by userspace
> not by the kernel.
>
> In fact, the kernel explicitly rejects an attempt to have autoneg
> enabled with a zero advertising mask:
>
> linkmode_copy(advertising, cmd->link_modes.advertising);
> linkmode_and(advertising, advertising, phydev->supported);
> if (autoneg == AUTONEG_ENABLE && linkmode_empty(advertising))
> return -EINVAL;
>
> and I think we should have a uniform behaviour with the same API,
> rather than different behaviours, as that becomes quite messy.

I decided to revert this part to not mix different issue. This logic
existed before my refactoring. So, it is better to handle it as
different patch. Current patch set should address only regressions.

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