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Re: Link Status Signaling Clarification


That's part of it. is written to be more general and also
includes the following link status conditions: 

- RF message received
- LF message received
- Link fault condition detected

When a fault condition is detected, the proper fault condition is
reported. Generation of the LF Sequence ordered set may not be the
appropriate response for all link fault conditions.

Best Regards,

> "Rogers, Shawn" wrote:
> Rich, need clarification on the following:
> From
>  "..The purpose of link status reporting is to quickly identify and
> convey link status conditions to the RS which can take the necessary
> action..."
> From
>  "Link status signaling follows the detection or recognition of a link
> status condition and involves the generation of Sequence ordered-sets
> by the PCS transmit process."
> I interpret this to mean:
>   When the 10GBASE-X PCS detects a fault condition, it sends the local
> fault message to the RS and the transmits the LF Sequence ordered set
> to the PMA.
> Please confirm.
> Shawn
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