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Date:	Fri, 16 Feb 2007 14:39:30 -0800
From:	"Kok, Auke" <>
To:	"Garzik, Jeff" <>
	"Brandeburg, Jesse" <>,
	"Kok, Auke" <>,
	"Kok, Auke" <>,
	"Ronciak, John" <>
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] e1000: allow ethtool to see link status when down

By reading the MAC status register we can detect whether the MAC has
seen the PHY see link. This allows us to show the link properties before
the device is up in ethtool.

Signed-off-by: Auke Kok <>

 drivers/net/e1000/e1000_ethtool.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_ethtool.c b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_ethtool.c
index 44ebc72..6777887 100644
--- a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_ethtool.c
+++ b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_ethtool.c
@@ -166,7 +166,7 @@ e1000_get_settings(struct net_device *netdev, struct ethtool_cmd *ecmd)
 			ecmd->transceiver = XCVR_EXTERNAL;
-	if (netif_carrier_ok(adapter->netdev)) {
+	if (E1000_READ_REG(&adapter->hw, STATUS) & E1000_STATUS_LU) {
 		e1000_get_speed_and_duplex(hw, &adapter->link_speed,

Auke Kok <>
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