Re: network interface to driver and pci slot mapping
From: Jean Tourrilhes
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 16:58:31 EST
Anthony Samsung wrote :
> Given an interface name (like eth0), how do I determine:
> The name of the driver (module) for this interface.
> The PCI address for this interface, if relevant.
ethtool -i. Unfortunately, not yet implemented in all driver,
but Jeff is on the case.
There might also be a sysfs way to do it, but it probably
involve lot's a grep or similar magic.
> I need something that works non-destructively on a live system, that
> isn't broken by nameif, and has a strong chance of producing a correct
> result. In particular, parsing syslog is out. There's no consistency
> in the format of messages and there's no guarantee the logs from
> bootup will still be around. And the interface may have been renamed
> since then.
ifrename allow you to rename interfaces based on both driver
name and PCI address, so another option is to make sure interface
names are consistent and meaningful.
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