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SubjectRe: [RFC] Configuring synchronous interfaces in Linux
On Sun, 3 Dec 2000 07:43:01 -0600 (CST), 
Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
>On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Keith Owens wrote:
>> If you go down this path, please add a standard performance monitoring
>> method to query the current capacity of an interface.
>Well, ethtool interface supports reporting media selection as well as
>[re]setting media setting. I dunno if we could report what capacity
>an interface is handling without adding code to hot paths...

You calculate the capacity during ifconfig up or during speed change.
That is not on the hot path.

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