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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2023 11:49:54 -0700
From: Jacob Keller <>
To: Jakub Kicinski <>
CC: Jiri Pirko <>, <>,
	<>, <>, <>,
Subject: Re: [patch net-next 02/10] tools: ynl-gen: introduce support for
 bitfield32 attribute type

On 10/12/2023 5:15 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2023 14:06:57 -0700 Jacob Keller wrote:
>>>> - it doesn't support "by name" operations so ethtool didn't use it  
>>> It follows the original Netlink rule: "all uapi should be well defined in
>>> enums/defines".
>> What's the "by name" operation?
> Instead of sending the full bit mask sending the list of bits and what
> state we want them in. And that list can either have bit numbers or
> names. Looking at ethnl_parse_bit() could be helpful.

Ah, yep. Thanks for the clarification.


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