Bug 682367 - mii-tool will only iterate over ethX interfaces
Summary: mii-tool will only iterate over ethX interfaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: net-tools
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jiri Popelka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 682334 682368
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-03-05 00:21 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: net-tools-1.60-117.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 682368 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-06-15 23:51:47 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2011-03-05 00:21:20 UTC
Description of problem:

Network devices can have arbitrary names, and due to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ConsistentNetworkDeviceNaming, will have
different names in Fedora 15.

mii-tool, if passed no arguments, will only iterate across devices named ethX.

    /* No remaining args means show all interfaces. */
    if (optind == argc) {
        ret = 1;
        for (i = 0; i < MAX_ETH; i++) {
            sprintf(s, "eth%d", i);
            ret &= do_one_xcvr(skfd, s, 1);

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


How reproducible:

By inspection.

Additional info:

It does say the program is obsolete. We could just remove it?

Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2011-03-07 11:42:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> It does say the program is obsolete. We could just remove it?

Well, I like the idea of removing this prehistoric tool too, but
there are still some people using it (e.g. bug #539575).

So I think it would be better to fix it to request the device name as argument (as ethtool does).

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-06-09 09:55:28 UTC
net-tools-1.60-117.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-06-11 04:26:49 UTC
Package net-tools-1.60-117.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing net-tools-1.60-117.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-06-15 23:51:42 UTC
net-tools-1.60-117.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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