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Date:   Thu, 5 Mar 2020 14:24:16 -0500
From:   "John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
To:     Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@...e.cz>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool v2 00/25] initial netlink interface
 implementation for 5.6 release

On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 09:24:35PM +0100, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> This series adds initial support for ethtool netlink interface provided by
> kernel since 5.6-rc1. The traditional ioctl interface is still supported
> for compatibility with older kernels. The netlink interface and message
> formats are documented in Documentation/networking/ethtool-netlink.rst file
> in kernel source tree.
> 
> Netlink interface is preferred but ethtool falls back to ioctl if netlink
> interface is not available (i.e. the "ethtool" genetlink family is not
> registered). It also falls back if a particular command is not implemented
> in netlink (kernel returns -EOPNOTSUPP). This allows new ethtool versions
> to work with older kernel versions while support for ethool commands is
> added in steps.
> 
> The series aims to touch existing ioctl code as little as possible in the
> first phase to minimize the risk of introducing regressions. It is also
> possible to build ethtool without netlink support if --disable-netlink is
> passed to configure script. The most visible changes to existing code are
> 
>   - UAPI header copies are moved to uapi/ under original names
>   - some variables and functions which are going to be shared with netlink
>     code are moved from ethtool.c to common.c and common.h
>   - args[] array in ethtool.c was rewritten to use named initializers
> 
> Except for changes to main(), all netlink specific code is in a separate
> directory netlink/ and is divided into multiple files.
> 
> Changes in v2:
> - add support for permanent hardware addres ("ethtool -P", patch 20)
> - add support for pretty printing of netlink messages (patches 21-25)
> - make output of "ethtool <dev>" closer to ioctl implementation
> - two more kernel uapi header copies (patch 5)
> - support for rtnetlink socket and requests (needed for "ethtool -P")
> - some kerneldoc style comments
> 
> Michal Kubecek (25):
>   move UAPI header copies to a separate directory
>   update UAPI header copies
>   add --debug option to control debugging messages
>   use named initializers in command line option list
>   netlink: add netlink related UAPI header files
>   netlink: introduce the netlink interface
>   netlink: message buffer and composition helpers
>   netlink: netlink socket wrapper and helpers
>   netlink: initialize ethtool netlink socket
>   netlink: add support for string sets
>   netlink: add notification monitor
>   move shared code into a common file
>   netlink: add bitset helpers
>   netlink: partial netlink handler for gset (no option)
>   netlink: support getting wake-on-lan and debugging settings
>   netlink: add basic command line parsing helpers
>   netlink: add bitset command line parser handlers
>   netlink: add netlink handler for sset (-s)
>   netlink: support tests with netlink enabled
>   netlink: add handler for permaddr (-P)
>   netlink: support for pretty printing netlink messages
>   netlink: message format description for ethtool netlink
>   netlink: message format descriptions for genetlink control
>   netlink: message format descriptions for rtnetlink
>   netlink: use pretty printing for ethtool netlink messages
> 
>  Makefile.am                                  |   31 +-
>  common.c                                     |  145 +++
>  common.h                                     |   26 +
>  configure.ac                                 |   14 +-
>  ethtool.8.in                                 |   48 +-
>  ethtool.c                                    |  819 ++++++++------
>  internal.h                                   |   31 +-
>  netlink/bitset.c                             |  218 ++++
>  netlink/bitset.h                             |   26 +
>  netlink/desc-ethtool.c                       |  139 +++
>  netlink/desc-genlctrl.c                      |   56 +
>  netlink/desc-rtnl.c                          |   96 ++
>  netlink/extapi.h                             |   46 +
>  netlink/monitor.c                            |  229 ++++
>  netlink/msgbuff.c                            |  255 +++++
>  netlink/msgbuff.h                            |  117 ++
>  netlink/netlink.c                            |  216 ++++
>  netlink/netlink.h                            |   87 ++
>  netlink/nlsock.c                             |  405 +++++++
>  netlink/nlsock.h                             |   45 +
>  netlink/parser.c                             | 1058 ++++++++++++++++++
>  netlink/parser.h                             |  144 +++
>  netlink/permaddr.c                           |  114 ++
>  netlink/prettymsg.c                          |  237 ++++
>  netlink/prettymsg.h                          |  118 ++
>  netlink/settings.c                           |  955 ++++++++++++++++
>  netlink/strset.c                             |  297 +++++
>  netlink/strset.h                             |   25 +
>  test-cmdline.c                               |   29 +-
>  test-features.c                              |   11 +
>  ethtool-copy.h => uapi/linux/ethtool.h       |   17 +
>  uapi/linux/ethtool_netlink.h                 |  237 ++++
>  uapi/linux/genetlink.h                       |   89 ++
>  uapi/linux/if_link.h                         | 1051 +++++++++++++++++
>  net_tstamp-copy.h => uapi/linux/net_tstamp.h |   27 +
>  uapi/linux/netlink.h                         |  248 ++++
>  uapi/linux/rtnetlink.h                       |  777 +++++++++++++
>  37 files changed, 8102 insertions(+), 381 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 common.c
>  create mode 100644 common.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/bitset.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/bitset.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/desc-ethtool.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/desc-genlctrl.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/desc-rtnl.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/extapi.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/monitor.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/msgbuff.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/msgbuff.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/netlink.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/netlink.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/nlsock.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/nlsock.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/parser.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/parser.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/permaddr.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/prettymsg.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/prettymsg.h
>  create mode 100644 netlink/settings.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/strset.c
>  create mode 100644 netlink/strset.h
>  rename ethtool-copy.h => uapi/linux/ethtool.h (99%)
>  create mode 100644 uapi/linux/ethtool_netlink.h
>  create mode 100644 uapi/linux/genetlink.h
>  create mode 100644 uapi/linux/if_link.h
>  rename net_tstamp-copy.h => uapi/linux/net_tstamp.h (84%)
>  create mode 100644 uapi/linux/netlink.h
>  create mode 100644 uapi/linux/rtnetlink.h
> 
> -- 
> 2.25.1

Just a quick check -- executing "./autogen.sh ; ./configure ; make
distcheck" fails with the attached log output.

John
-- 
John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you
linville@...driver.com			might be all we have.  Be ready.

View attachment "make-distcheck.log" of type "text/plain" (7589 bytes)

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