> Jeff, Thanks for copying netdev. Wish more people would do that.
Shame on me, I should have thought of that too... I joined lkml only about
2 weeks ago because netdev related topics are sometimes discussed only
> Not really.
> One idea i have been toying with is to maintain hysteris or threshold of
> some form in dev_watchdog;
AFAIK, dev_watchdog is right now used only for Tx (if I'm wrong, please
correct me!). So how do you sense link loss if you expect only high Rx
> example: if watchdog timer expires threshold times, you declare the link
> dead and send netif_carrier_off netlink message.
> On recovery, you send netif_carrier_on
I assume that you mean "on recovery" as in "first succesful hard_start_xmit".
> If the tx path is blocked, more than likely the link is down.
Yes, but is this a good approximation ? I'm not saying that it's not, I'm
merely asking for counter-arguments.
-- Bogdan Costescu
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