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Date:   Wed, 13 May 2020 15:57:58 -0400
From:   "John W. Linville" <>
To:     Michal Kubecek <>
Cc:, Konstantin Kharlamov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool] features: accept long legacy flag names when
 setting features

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 11:21:20PM +0200, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> The legacy feature flags have long names (e.g. "generic-receive-offload")
> and short names (e.g. "gro"). While "ethtool -k" shows only long names,
> "ethtool -K" accepts only short names. This is a bit confusing as users
> have to resort to documentation to see what flag name to use; in
> particular, if a legacy flag corresponds to only one actual kernel feature,
> "ethtool -k" shows the output in the same form as if long flag name were
> a kernel feature name but this name cannot be used to set the flag/feature.
> Accept both short and long legacy flag names in "ethool -K".
> Reported-by: Konstantin Kharlamov <>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Kubecek <>

Thanks (belatedly) -- queued for next release!

John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you			might be all we have.  Be ready.

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