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Date:   Sat,  9 May 2020 18:28:46 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     David Miller <>
Cc:     netdev <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Chris Healy <>,
        Michal Kubecek <>,,
        Andrew Lunn <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next v3 05/10] net: ethtool: Make helpers public

Make some helpers for building ethtool netlink messages available
outside the compilation unit, so they can be used for building
messages which are not simple get/set.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Lunn <>
 net/ethtool/netlink.c | 4 ++--
 net/ethtool/netlink.h | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ethtool/netlink.c b/net/ethtool/netlink.c
index b9c9ddf408fe..87bc02da74bc 100644
--- a/net/ethtool/netlink.c
+++ b/net/ethtool/netlink.c
@@ -181,13 +181,13 @@ struct sk_buff *ethnl_reply_init(size_t payload, struct net_device *dev, u8 cmd,
 	return NULL;
-static void *ethnl_bcastmsg_put(struct sk_buff *skb, u8 cmd)
+void *ethnl_bcastmsg_put(struct sk_buff *skb, u8 cmd)
 	return genlmsg_put(skb, 0, ++ethnl_bcast_seq, &ethtool_genl_family, 0,
-static int ethnl_multicast(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
+int ethnl_multicast(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
 	return genlmsg_multicast_netns(&ethtool_genl_family, dev_net(dev), skb,
diff --git a/net/ethtool/netlink.h b/net/ethtool/netlink.h
index bd7df592db2f..b0eb5d920099 100644
--- a/net/ethtool/netlink.h
+++ b/net/ethtool/netlink.h
@@ -19,6 +19,8 @@ int ethnl_fill_reply_header(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
 struct sk_buff *ethnl_reply_init(size_t payload, struct net_device *dev, u8 cmd,
 				 u16 hdr_attrtype, struct genl_info *info,
 				 void **ehdrp);
+void *ethnl_bcastmsg_put(struct sk_buff *skb, u8 cmd);
+int ethnl_multicast(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev);
  * ethnl_strz_size() - calculate attribute length for fixed size string

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