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Date:   Wed, 13 May 2020 18:14:20 +0100
From:   Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>
Cc:     Doug Berger <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/4] net: ethernet: validate pause autoneg

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 03:49:25PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> Hi Russell, Doug
> With netlink ethtool we have the possibility of adding a new API to
> control this. And we can leave the IOCTL API alone, and the current
> ethtool commands. We can add a new command to ethtool which uses the new API.
> Question is, do we want to do this? Would we be introducing yet more
> confusion, rather than making the situation better?

The conclusion I came to was that I would document the deficiencies
and do no more; I think people are used to its current quirky

RMK's Patch system:
FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line in suburbia: sync at 10.2Mbps down 587kbps up

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