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Date:   Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:17:18 +0200
From:   Michal Kubecek <>
Cc:     Johannes Berg <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        John Linville <>,
        Stephen Hemminger <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v6 06/15] ethtool: netlink bitset handling

On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 02:03:02PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-07-04 at 13:52 +0200, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> > 
> > There is still the question if it it should be implemented as a nested
> > attribute which could look like the current compact form without the
> > "list" flag (if there is no mask, it's a list). Or an unstructured data
> > block consisting of u32 bit length 
> You wouldn't really need the length, since the attribute has a length
> already :-)

It has byte length, not bit length. The bitmaps we are dealing with
can have any bit length, not necessarily multiples of 8 (or even 32).


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