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RE: [802.3ae] (802.3ae) 10GBASE-R PCS test pattern error counts


The relevant text is in 49.2.12. The intent is that the pattern checker
operates on blocks. That is why loading the new seed will cause a single
error. Re-reading the text, it could be more clear on that point. The
appropriate way to get it clarified at this point would be to submit a
sponsor ballot comment. If you are not on the sponsor ballot pool, I could
submit such a comment. 

This is minor and should not be submitted as a recirculation comment since
the text did not change from 3.3.


-----Original Message-----
From: Glen W. Miller [mailto:glenmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 6:49 AM
To: stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [802.3ae] (802.3ae) 10GBASE-R PCS test pattern error counts

I am looking for guidance in implementing the 10GBASE-R PCS
test pattern error counter. It is a little unclear as to whether I 
should count the individual bits in error, or count blocks in error.
Is there a definition on exactly what the counter counts?

Any help is appreciated.

Glen Miller
Arant Communications