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Date:	Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:13:19 -0800
From:	Dan Nicolaescu <dann@....uci.edu>
To:	Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch] add net_device_stats support to ethtool

Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com> writes:

  > Dan Nicolaescu wrote:
  > > Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com> writes:
  > >
  > >   > Dan Nicolaescu wrote:
  > >   > > Hi,
  > >   > >
  > >   > > I have posted this patch in the past with absolutely no reply.
  > >   > > I would appreciate some sort of feedback of the form interested/not
  > >   > > interested.  Should I just drop it?
  > >   > >
  > >   > >     > I like it, but why not offer this for all devices since
  > > they all have
  > >   > these stats.
  > >   >
  > >   > Could add new handlers called something like .get_strings_generic, or
  > >   > just add this to the higher-level ethtool handling before it looks for
  > >   > handlers.
  > >
  > > If I get your point, then the difference would be that drivers would add
  > > to the initialization of the ethtool structure something like:
  > >   
  > I meant something more like this (this will not apply..I hand-edited
  > it to remove
  > some extraneous crap from my patch...and I'm sure it's white-space damaged).

OK.
Hopefully someone can pick up these patches to be merged...
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