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Date:   Sun, 10 May 2020 18:07:58 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Michal Kubecek <>
Cc:, David Miller <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Chris Healy <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 06/10] net: ethtool: Add infrastructure for
 reporting cable test results

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 05:12:26PM +0200, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 06:28:47PM +0200, 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: Michal Kubecek <>
> It seems you applied the changes to ethnl_cable_test_alloc() suggested
> in v2 review as part of patch 7 rather than here. I don't think it's
> necessary to fix that unless there is some actual problem that would
> require a resubmit.

Hi Michal

Yes, squashed it into the wrong patch. But since all it does it change
one errno for another, it is unlikely to break bisect. As i agree, we
can live with this.


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