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Re: pci-skeleton duplex check

To: Donald Becker <becker@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: pci-skeleton duplex check
From: Roger Luethi <rl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:20:33 +0100
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On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 21:42:44 -0500, Donald Becker wrote:
> Note that the second check ignores 100baseT4, despite it have priority
> over 10baseT-*.  That was intentional to work around, "a specific issue"
> with a transceiver.

That "specific issue" might be worth documenting. Information on such
quirks is hardest to come by.

> The is no extra cost to the extra bit, and it makes it clear we are
> testing for 10baseT-FDX.
> (The test was originally implemented as part of a complete set of
> cases.  The test code needed while building a driver is more complex
> than what you see in the concise final result.)

That was exactly the kind of answer I've been looking for. Nothing beats
some historic background. Thank you.

Roger


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