sosreport (ethtool -e) causes NIC interruption

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  • Beginning in sos-3.7, the command ethtool -e was included by default
  • The command ethtool -e reads the EEPROM data on a NIC
  • Reading the EEPROM data can cause a multi-second interruption on the NIC which may result in application outages


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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