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Re: [802.3ae] Question about Link Fault Signaling


Johnson Yen wrote:

> Hi,
> My name is Johnson Yen and work for Broadcom Corporation. I have one
> question about the Link Fault Signaling on Section 46.3.4, page 283 of IEEE
> Draft 802.3ae/D4.2. In the second sentence of the second paragraph, the
> description is "When this Local Fault status reaches an RS, the RS stops
> sending MAC data, and continuously generates a Remote Fault status on the
> transmit data path (possibly truncating a MAC frame being transmitted)."  My
> question is, do we have to immediately truncate the MAC frame being
> transmitted and discard the rest of the frame? Or can we continue
> transmitting the current frame until the whole frame is completely
> transmitted and then stop the traffic? Which way is preferable by the
> committee.
> Sincerely,
> Johnson Yen
> Principal Engineer
> Broadcom Corp.
> 3151 Zanker Road
> San Jose, CA 95134
> Tel: 408-501-8425

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