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Date:	Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:12:21 -0700
From:	Jeff Kirsher <tarbal@...il.com>
To:	raspl@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
CC:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Question: Proper place for port details?

On 10/04/2012 01:28 AM, Stefan Raspl wrote:
> Some network device drivers are capable of collecting further
> information on the link partner, e.g. reporting details on the port
> in the adjacent switch. Is there a good place to make these
> available outside of the kernel? ethtool gives a bit of information
> like the link partner's speed or duplex mode. But is adding further
> information about the link partner to ethtool desired, or is there a
> better place somewhere else?
>
> Ciao,
> Stefan
IMHO, reporting details on a port should be reported by Ethtool.
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