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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/mlx4_core: print firmware version during driver loading
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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:17:18 +0200

> 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

+1

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