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Date:	Thu, 6 Dec 2012 02:06:28 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
CC:	netdev <>,
	e1000-devel list <>
Subject: Re: Should we report bus width/speed via ethtool?

On Wed, 2012-12-05 at 13:35 -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> It seems the only way to get the current pci-e bus speed & width
> in ixgbe (and probably many other NICs) is by parsing output
> of lspci -vvv.
> I'd personally find it easier if this info were available via
> ethtool API.
> Any opinions on adding this info?  I was thinking something like:

This is nothing specific to network devices, so putting it in ethtool
info is totally inappropriate.


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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