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Date:	Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:53:52 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	<>
CC:	<>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/4] ath9k:  Support ethtool getstats api.

On Fri, 2012-03-16 at 12:59 -0700, wrote:
> From: Ben Greear <>
> This returns many of the values that formerly could
> only be obtained from debugfs.  This should be an
> improvement when trying to access these counters
> programatically.  Currently this support is only
> enabled when DEBUGFS is enabled because otherwise
> these stats are not accumulated.

Given that ethtool (unlike debugfs) is itself an unconditional feature,
why not make this unconditional?  Is it expensive to accumulate the

Please at least fix the name.


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
Not speaking for my employer; that's the marketing department's job.
They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.

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