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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] ethtool: do not print warning for applications using legacy API
From: Stephen Hemminger <>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:02:52 -0800

> From: Stephen Hemminger <>
> In kernel log ths message appears on every boot:
> "warning: `NetworkChangeNo' uses legacy ethtool link settings API,
> link modes are only partially reported"
> When ethtool link settings API changed, it started complaining about
> usages of old API. Ironically, the original patch was from google but
> the application using the legacy API is chrome.

Chrome on my machine doesn't do this, FWIW...

> Linux ABI is fixed as much as possible. The kernel must not break it
> and should not complain about applications using legacy API's.
> This patch just removes the warning since using legacy API's
> in Linux is perfectly acceptable.
> Fixes: 3f1ac7a700d0 ("net: ethtool: add new ETHTOOL_xLINKSETTINGS API")
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

Applied and queued up for -stable.

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