[4.19,115/267] batman-adv: Revert "disable ethtool link speed detection when auto negotiation off"

Message ID 20200619141654.359638959@linuxfoundation.org
State Superseded
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Greg Kroah-Hartman June 19, 2020, 2:31 p.m.
From: Sven Eckelmann <sven@narfation.org>

[ Upstream commit 9ad346c90509ebd983f60da7d082f261ad329507 ]

The commit 8c46fcd78308 ("batman-adv: disable ethtool link speed detection
when auto negotiation off") disabled the usage of ethtool's link_ksetting
when auto negotation was enabled due to invalid values when used with
tun/tap virtual net_devices. According to the patch, automatic measurements
should be used for these kind of interfaces.

But there are major flaws with this argumentation:

* automatic measurements are not implemented
* auto negotiation has nothing to do with the validity of the retrieved

The first point has to be fixed by a longer patch series. The "validity"
part of the second point must be addressed in the same patch series by
dropping the usage of ethtool's link_ksetting (thus always doing automatic
measurements over ethernet).

Drop the patch again to have more default values for various net_device
types/configurations. The user can still overwrite them using the

Reported-by: Matthias Schiffer <mschiffer@universe-factory.net>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven@narfation.org>
Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw@simonwunderlich.de>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
 net/batman-adv/bat_v_elp.c | 15 +--------------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 14 deletions(-)


diff --git a/net/batman-adv/bat_v_elp.c b/net/batman-adv/bat_v_elp.c
index 5da183b2f4c9..af3da6cdfc79 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/bat_v_elp.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/bat_v_elp.c
@@ -132,20 +132,7 @@  static u32 batadv_v_elp_get_throughput(struct batadv_hardif_neigh_node *neigh)
 	ret = __ethtool_get_link_ksettings(hard_iface->net_dev, &link_settings);
-	/* Virtual interface drivers such as tun / tap interfaces, VLAN, etc
-	 * tend to initialize the interface throughput with some value for the
-	 * sake of having a throughput number to export via ethtool. This
-	 * exported throughput leaves batman-adv to conclude the interface
-	 * throughput is genuine (reflecting reality), thus no measurements
-	 * are necessary.
-	 *
-	 * Based on the observation that those interface types also tend to set
-	 * the link auto-negotiation to 'off', batman-adv shall check this
-	 * setting to differentiate between genuine link throughput information
-	 * and placeholders installed by virtual interfaces.
-	 */
-	if (ret == 0 && link_settings.base.autoneg == AUTONEG_ENABLE) {
+	if (ret == 0) {
 		/* link characteristics might change over time */
 		if (link_settings.base.duplex == DUPLEX_FULL)
 			hard_iface->bat_v.flags |= BATADV_FULL_DUPLEX;