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Date:	Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:09:35 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Giri Reddy <>
CC:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	David Miller <>,
	netdev <>
Subject: Re: Use of 'SIOCDEVPRIVATE' in ethernet drivers.

On Wed, 2014-01-08 at 16:02 +0000, Giri Reddy wrote:
> Thanks for the input. I will explore the 'ethtool' option. We will have
> multiple control frames exchanged between user space and kernel for
> every flash update operation, most of this will be proprietary stuff
> that will get exchanged - I will explore how to provide a generic
> interface for that.

What you need to do beyond read, write, erase and reset?


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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