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Date:   Sat,  5 Dec 2020 22:13:29 +0100
From:   Petr Machata <>
        Petr Machata <>
Subject: [PATCH iproute2-next v2 1/7] Move the use_iec declaration to the tools

The tools "ip" and "tc" use a flag "use_iec", which indicates whether, when
formatting rate values, the prefixes "K", "M", etc. should refer to powers
of 1024, or powers of 1000. The flag is currently kept as a global variable
in "ip" and "tc", but is nonetheless declared in util.h.

Instead, move the declaration to tool-specific headers ip/ip_common.h and

Signed-off-by: Petr Machata <>
 include/utils.h | 1 -
 ip/ip_common.h  | 2 ++
 tc/tc_common.h  | 1 +
 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/utils.h b/include/utils.h
index 588fceb72442..01454f71cb1a 100644
--- a/include/utils.h
+++ b/include/utils.h
@@ -20,7 +20,6 @@
 extern int preferred_family;
 extern int human_readable;
-extern int use_iec;
 extern int show_stats;
 extern int show_details;
 extern int show_raw;
diff --git a/ip/ip_common.h b/ip/ip_common.h
index 227eddd3baf2..9a31e837563f 100644
--- a/ip/ip_common.h
+++ b/ip/ip_common.h
@@ -6,6 +6,8 @@
 #include "json_print.h"
+extern int use_iec;
 struct link_filter {
 	int ifindex;
 	int family;
diff --git a/tc/tc_common.h b/tc/tc_common.h
index 802fb7f01fe4..58dc9d6a6c4f 100644
--- a/tc/tc_common.h
+++ b/tc/tc_common.h
@@ -27,3 +27,4 @@ int check_size_table_opts(struct tc_sizespec *s);
 extern int show_graph;
 extern bool use_names;
+extern int use_iec;

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