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Date:   Tue, 12 May 2020 11:10:51 -0400
From:   "John W. Linville" <>
Subject: ethtool 5.6 released

ethtool version 5.6 has been released.

Home page:
Download link:

Release notes:

	* Feature: add --debug option to control debugging messages
	* Feature: use named initializers in command line option list
	* Feature: netlink: add netlink related UAPI header files
	* Feature: netlink: introduce the netlink interface
	* Feature: netlink: message buffer and composition helpers
	* Feature: netlink: netlink socket wrapper and helpers
	* Feature: netlink: initialize ethtool netlink socket
	* Feature: netlink: add support for string sets
	* Feature: netlink: add notification monitor
	* Feature: netlink: add bitset helpers
	* Feature: netlink: partial netlink handler for gset (no option)
	* Feature: netlink: support getting wake-on-lan and debugging settings
	* Feature: netlink: add basic command line parsing helpers
	* Feature: netlink: add bitset command line parser handlers
	* Feature: netlink: add netlink handler for sset (-s)
	* Feature: netlink: support tests with netlink enabled
	* Feature: netlink: add handler for permaddr (-P)
	* Feature: netlink: support for pretty printing netlink messages
	* Feature: netlink: message format description for ethtool netlink
	* Feature: netlink: message format descriptions for genetlink control
	* Feature: netlink: message format descriptions for rtnetlink
	* Feature: netlink: use pretty printing for ethtool netlink messages


P.S. If you are interested in maintaining ethtool, please let me know!
John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you			might be all we have.  Be ready.

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