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Re: Link Status thoughts


Please help me with a definition of and requirements for "ring
protection mechanisms". My sense is that robust handling of
signal_detect at each link element receiver addresses these

Please also explain what you mean by a "MDC/MDIO multi master interface"
and how this ties into the processing Link Status information.

Best Regards,

Devendra Tripathi wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> One related point to this is the ring protection mechanisms which are being
> handled separately. It is important that Link status information reaches
> the MAC layer in real time
> which as you have pointed here is not possible via MDC/MDIO (unless it is
> made multi master
> interface).
> Best Regards,
> Devendra Tripathi
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