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SubjectWhich driver took effect?
Hi!

I'm building an installer (to install Linux as a .tar.gz off an
SMB share) usind a single floppy with some compiled-in network
drivers. These drivers are modular in the .tgz which gets uncompressed,
but most of them need parameters (normally, you have to supply
a base I/O address). Getting the address is no problem - ifconfig
tells you. But I can't see an easy way (neither in 2.2.x nor in
2.4.x) th be told "eth0 is driven by eepro, eth1 is driven by
ne, ...")

Parsing `dmesg` isn't fun at all (even not with restricted floppy
disk space to store a number of output variants), and different
drivers do have *very* different outputs (if they annouce themselves
at all).

So I'd like to know:

- Can you tell me a smart way to see which driver handles
which network interface?
- Would a patch to add eg. /proc/net/drivers reporting:

eth0, eepro, 0x300, 10
eth1, ne, 0x240, 5

be accepted? I think sth like that would be useful at all...

In 2.4.x, register_netdev() would be a good starting point to do
it...

MfG, JBG

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