Bug 56835 - (NET PCMCIA)pcmcia net drivers not using MII ioctls (using "old" DEVPRIVATE ioctls)
Summary: (NET PCMCIA)pcmcia net drivers not using MII ioctls (using "old" DEVPRIVATE i...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-11-28 16:48 UTC by diego.santacruz
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:18 UTC
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Description diego.santacruz 2001-11-28 16:48:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
The pcmcia net drivers in drivers/net/pcmcia do not use the
MII ioctls, they still use the DEVPRIVATE ioctls.
As a result mii-tool (from net-tools-1.60-3) does not work on pcmcia net
interfaces, since it was updated to use the MII ioctls instead of the
Kernel version: 2.4.9-13

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert Xircom CEM56 pcmcia card
2. Network comes up
3. "mii-tool eth0" fails
4. "ltrace mii-tool eth0" shows that ioctl 0x8947 (SIOCGMIIPHY) fails
5. Examination of files in /usr/src/linux-2.4.9/drivers/net/pcmcia shows
that all drivers still use the SIOCDEVPRIVATE ioctls that were used by
mii-tool of net-tools previous to 1.60, instead of the new SIOCGMIIPHY
ioctls used by the mii-tool of net-tools 1.60-3 (changed by redhat patch
net-tools-1.60-miiioctl.patch of net-tools-1.60-3)

Actual Results:  mii-tool fails

Expected Results:  mii-tool working on Xircom CEM56 card.

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Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:18 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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