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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v8 00/19] new ETHTOOL_GSETTINGS/SSETTINGS API
On Tue,  9 Feb 2016 16:29:09 -0800
David Decotigny <ddecotig@gmail.com> wrote:

> Along the way, I chose to drop in the new structure the 3 ethtool_cmd
> fields marked "deprecated" (transceiver/maxrxpkt/maxtxpkt). They are
> still available for old drivers via the (old) ETHTOOL_GSET/SSET API,
> but are not available to drivers that switch to new API. Of those 3
> fields, ethtool_cmd::transceiver seems to be still actively used by
> several drivers, maybe we should not consider this field deprecated?
> The 2 other fields are basically not used. This transition requires
> some care in the way old and new ethtool talk to the kernel.

Please just fix old drivers. It is perfectly acceptable to break any
out of tree drivers.

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