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Re: [PATCH] linux-user: Add ETHTOOL ioctl

From: Laurent Vivier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] linux-user: Add ETHTOOL ioctl
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2021 13:59:13 +0100
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Le 05/01/2021 à 21:07, Matevz Langus a écrit :
> Hi Laurent,

Hi Matevz,

> I know it must be more complex, but it worked for our case so I wanted to 
> share it anyway as we did
> not find support for this in latest git, but forgot to check mailing list.

This kind of patch only works if endianness and word size are the same between 
the host and the guest.

> With this small patch + some others in Linux kernel we were able to execute 
> Intel XL710 network
> adapter NVM Update utility (nvmupdate64e) which is x86_64 only binary on 
> aarch64 Linux platform and
> upgrade NIC firmware.

Thank you to have shared your work and this information with the community :)

This kind of work is very useful.

> At least we can try if this works OK with Shu-Chun's patch as well.

Yes, please, do.


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