Re: network driver informations [general NIC, Wireless and e100]

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 07:10:25 EST

Nico Schottelius wrote:
> Hello!
> I recently tried the e100 driver and was happy that it reports
> if there is a connection and speed and so on.
> But should these informations not be reported through /proc-fs ?
> I think this would make it easier for programs to monitor connection
> status. We could even have a small red/green light in the KDE panel
> to display connection status for different cards.

Thou shalt not add to the junk collection that is procfs :)

Al Viro has talked about, long term, making this information available
through a filesystem. When that happens, your request will have
basically been implemented.

Until then, ioctls :)


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