Refer to Figure 25-19 on page 656.
If the Link Layer receives any packets while any of the following conditions are true, the packet will either be discarded or, if the receiving device is a switch or a router, corrupted and passed on to the next external link:
Reset is asserted to the Link Layer.
PhyLink = Down. The external link is down.
PortState = Down. The Link Layer has been commanded to enter the Down state (via an SMP).
While the port's Link Layer is in the Up state (the external link is up and the Link Layer is in the ...