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Date:	Mon, 27 Jan 2014 01:33:40 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Or Gerlitz <>
Cc:	Bill Fink <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool] ethtool: Accept long feature names reported by
 -k option as input to -K option

On Wed, 2014-01-08 at 21:52 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Before the generic features API was introduced, the ethtool -K option
> took short names for various features, e.g. 'gso' but the -k option
> reported their state using longer names,
> e.g. 'generic-segmentation-offload'.
> All newer features have a single kernel-provided name so input
> and output are consistent.  But the old features still aren't, and
> although their short names are documented it's not good to have
> these exceptions.
> Change the argument parsing code for -K so that the long names
> reported by -k are also accepted.
> Reported-by: Or Gerlitz <>
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
> ---
> This turned out to be pretty easy to do as the argument processing is
> all table-driven already.  I'll push this if it works for you.

Can you confirm whether this does what you wanted?


Ben Hutchings
If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.

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