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Re: [RFC] Configuring synchronous interfaces in Linux

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Configuring synchronous interfaces in Linux
From: Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel@xxxxxxx>
Date: 01 Dec 2000 11:30:33 -0100
Cc: cw@xxxxxxxx, Ivan Passos <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, romieu@xxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200012011100.MAA14789@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> In article <20001201233227.A9457@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:
> > Actually; Ethernet badly needs something like this too. I would kill
> > to be able to do something like:
> 
> >     ifconfig eth0 speed 100 duplex full
> 
> > o across different networks cards -- I've been thinking about it of
> > late as I had to battle with this earlier this week; depending on
> > what network card you use, you need different magic incarnations to
> > do the above.
> 
> > A standard interface is really needed; unless anyone objects I may
> > look at drafting something up -- but it will require some input if it
> > is not to look completely Ethernet centric.
> 
> For ethernet we have ethtool, recently changed from sparc only to
> architecture independend.

It should be consistent with the wireless extentions (same goal)

Xav

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