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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: add ability to clear stats via ethtool - e1000/pcnet32
    > When diagnosing network problems, the ability to zero counters is
    > a major aid in diagnosis. Writing scripts is not a general solution
    > since often several systems are involved and it's not simple to do
    > this via a script. Saving stats output and running beforeafter on
    > a number of systems is a royal pain when troubleshooting.

    Zeroing them is not a general solution either - you break all the other
    tools monitoring the same stats in parallel - like network usage monitors.

    This is a user space tools problem, scripts or otherwise.

    Alan


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