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Re: RFC new ethtool command

To: Andy Fleming <afleming@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC new ethtool command
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:54:29 -0500
Cc: Netdev <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Stephen guessed right. We don't need to add yet another "black hole" (a.k.a. untyped / dynamic) userland interface.

One of two directions is suggested:

* Create a generalized interface, and add new ethtool commands.

* Create a driver-specific ioctl, and submit a patch to userland ethtool which supports this. Driver-specific / device-specific code in userland ethtool is acceptable.


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