Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149691
No data avaliable for eth card
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
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Description of problem:
Ethtool doesn't show any info for a eth card. On RHEL3 box with
kernel-2.4.21-27.0.2.EL ethtool for eth0 shows
# ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
No data available
mii-tool resolves NIC correctly as
# mii-tool eth0
eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok
ethtool only reports the driver used
# ethtool -i eth0
# ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:1F:78:0D:18
inet addr:x.x.x.x Bcast:x.x.x.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fec0::1/64 Scope:Site
inet6 addr: xxxx/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:343390 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:265084 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:312236399 (297.7 MiB) TX bytes:32742871 (31.2 MiB)
Base address:0xdf40 Memory:fcfe0000-fd000000
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ethtool eth0
2. observe the output
Actual Results: No data available
Expected Results: "some" data
This isn't "broken" per se...there just are no ethtool methods for anything
except get driver info. :-(
I'll look into adding some... :-)
Created attachment 112676 [details]
It seems that the latest 3c59x driver upstream provides enhanced ethtool
Pre-built test kernels are available here:
Please give them a try and report the results. Thanks!
Hmm, I'm not sure I can help with the test here. The machine with the NIC is
remote RHEL3 stable system used as a router and I'm not willing to break it :)
... But I cat try to change the card in the machine as soon as I get there and
test it on my computer.
Created attachment 112729 [details]
Pretty sure it would be better to use a RHEL3-based patch and test
kernel...whoops! Pre-built test kernels coming soon...
Pre-built kernels available here:
Please test (at your convenience) and post the results. Thanks!
I have verified that the patch is working on my i686 RHEL3 box...
Works also for me, the output looks much more nicer ..
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-32.2.EL).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.