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Re: [PATCH 2.6] (1/3) add ethtool ioctl forwarding to vlan

To: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6] (1/3) add ethtool ioctl forwarding to vlan
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 11:02:48 -0700
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Organization: Candela Technologies
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Stephen Hemminger wrote:
When network devices are used in bridges, the bridge does an ethtool
ioctl to pick up the speed; this doesn't work with vlans.
This patch makes any ethtool gets forwarded to the under lying
real device.  It seemed to make sense to do MII as well.

Looks good to me.  I'll also send a patch against 2.6.8 (when it's out)
to bring the 2.6 VLAN code up to date with the latest 2.4 stuff.

Thanks,
Ben

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Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com


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