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Date:	Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:53:57 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	jeff@...zik.org
Cc:	peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com, jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, gospo@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [ethtool PATCH] ethtool: Support n-tuple filter programming

From: Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:26:38 -0500

> On 02/25/2010 08:49 PM, Waskiewicz Jr, Peter P wrote:
>> This will require a small kernel change.  Will something like this be
>> pulled in at this point, given that 2.6.33 just released?
> 
> The n-tuple stuff is not in 2.6.33's ethtool interface, so it hasn't
> actually made it into a released kernel at this point.
> 
> It seems reasonable for 2.6.34 to either add ETHTOOL_GSTRINGS_COUNT or
> update drvinfo.  Even if net-next has already been pulled into
> post-2.6.33 merge window, that would IMO qualify as a reasonable
> interface bugfix to get upstream.  The ethtool n-tuple ABI is not
> locked into stone until 2.6.34 is released by Linus.

Right.
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