Re: net-tools future
Martín Ferrari <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Problematic tools:
> * mii-tool: it could be dropped and replaced by a pointer to ethtool as
> it's not meant to be used automatically by scripts. On the other hand,
> it's distributed as a stand-alone tool  and we could do the same.
A couple of notes:
mii-tool and ethtool use different driver interfaces which I'm pretty
sure aren't completely overlapping for all drivers in the kernel
mii-tool may not be meant for scripts, but I for one have used it in
the past to force speed/duplex like this:
iface eth1 inet static
up /sbin/mii-tool -F 100baseTx-FD eth1
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one...
I fail to see the value of removing mii-tool. I'd rather see just the
non-working features removed in favour of an ethtool recommendation.