[U-Boot] [PATCH] tsec: Wait for auto-negotiation to complete without link

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Feb 10 18:31:24 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 08:59:11AM -0500, Jerry Van Baren wrote:
> That is my reasoning behind my statement that we can generally ignore 
> the autonegotiation <-> fixed configuration case because the odds of it 
> working properly are poor anyway.

I'm not fond of giving up any ability to support a configuration just
because some people get it wrong (including configurations where the
human *can't* screw it up because the fixed end is some old hub or NIC
that doesn't support anything other than 10Mbit, half-duplex), especially
when the benefit of not supporting it is so low.

> Having said all that, I don't have any problem with using 3.5 seconds as 
> the safe timeout value.  it isn't worth timing out too soon just to 
> shave 0.5 or even 1.0 seconds off the negotiation timeout time.

OK, good. :-)


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