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Re: [patch] Link state reporting

To: Brad Hards <bhards@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [patch] Link state reporting
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 12:55:57 -0500
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, vojtech@xxxxxxx, becker@xxxxxxxxx
Organization: MandrakeSoft
References: <3C0234A5.767256DF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
There is already two ways to report link state to userspace.  We do not
need a third.

First, ETHTOOL_GLINK.  Second, netif_carrier_off causes IFF_RUNNING to
disappear when the interface is up.

-- 
Jeff Garzik      | Only so many songs can be sung
Building 1024    | with two lips, two lungs, and one tongue.
MandrakeSoft     |         - nomeansno


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