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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v8 04/14] ethtool: support for netlink notifications

On 12/22/2019 3:45 PM, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> Add infrastructure for ethtool netlink notifications. There is only one
> multicast group "monitor" which is used to notify userspace about changes
> and actions performed. Notification messages (types using suffix _NTF)
> share the format with replies to GET requests.
> Notifications are supposed to be broadcasted on every configuration change,
> whether it is done using the netlink interface or ioctl one. Netlink SET
> requests only trigger a notification if some data is actually changed.
> To trigger an ethtool notification, both ethtool netlink and external code
> use ethtool_notify() helper. This helper requires RTNL to be held and may
> sleep. Handlers sending messages for specific notification message types
> are registered in ethnl_notify_handlers array. As notifications can be
> triggered from other code, ethnl_ok flag is used to prevent an attempt to
> send notification before genetlink family is registered.
> Signed-off-by: Michal Kubecek <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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