detecting ethernet mode for Giga Nic
I just discover that mii-tool and mii-diag (sarge/sid version) report
Giga link as 100bTx both on 2.4.26 and 2.6.7 kernel :
Broadcom BCM5704 chipset NIC :
# mii-tool eth0
eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok
Intel e1000 (82546EB) :
# mii-diag eth0
Basic registers of MII PHY #0: 1140 796d 0141 0c23 0de1 c181 000d 2801.
The autonegotiated capability is 0180.
The autonegotiated media type is 100baseTx-FD.
Basic mode control register 0x1140: Auto-negotiation enabled.
You have link beat, and everything is working OK.
Your link partner advertised c181: 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx.
End of basic transceiver information.
I know for sure that those link are in full duplex Giga mode (switch
configuration and benchmark).
Anybody knows a way to get the real state of these interfaces (other
tool ? /proc/* ? etc...)
Is this a bts report for each tools or is it some niceness of Giga
ethernet detection/negotiation ?