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Date:   Mon, 4 May 2020 20:21:57 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>, David Miller <>
Cc:     netdev <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Chris Healy <>,
        Michal Kubecek <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 06/10] net: ethtool: Add infrastructure for
 reporting cable test results

On 5/4/2020 5:18 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> Provide infrastructure for PHY drivers to report the cable test
> results.  A netlink skb is associated to the phydev. Helpers will be
> added which can add results to this skb. Once the test has finished
> the results are sent to user space.
> When netlink ethtool is not part of the kernel configuration stubs are
> provided. It is also impossible to trigger a cable test, so the error
> code returned by the alloc function is of no consequence.
> v2:
> Include the status complete in the netlink notification message
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Lunn <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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