Re: [PATCH] net/mlx4_core: print firmware version during driver loading

From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Fri Sep 14 2018 - 14:17:26 EST

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:15:48AM -0700, Qing Huang wrote:
> The FW version is actually a very crucial piece of information and only
> printed once here
> when the driver is loaded. People tend to get confused when switching
> multiple FW files
> back and forth without running separate utility tools, especially at
> customer sites.
> IMHO, this information is very useful and only takes up very little log file
> space. :-)

Why not use ethtool -i ?

$ sudo ethtool -i eth0
driver: r8169
version: 2.3LK-NAPI
firmware-version: rtl8168g-2_0.0.1 02/06/13