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Version 3.15 - July 20, 2014
* Feature: Add register dump support for Altera Triple Speed Ethernet
(-d option)
Version 3.14 - April 21, 2014
* Fix: Report Backplane as supported port (no option)
* Feature: Allow building a smaller executable without pretty-
printing of register/EEPROM dumps (./configure --disable-pretty-dump)
* Fix: Typo in channel parameter format in an error message (-L option)
Version 3.13 - January 27, 2014
* Doc: Update GPL text to include current address of the FSF
* Fix: Spelling fixes
* Doc: Fix advertising flag values in manual page for 20G link modes,
and add missing 1G, 10G and 40G link modes
Version 3.12.1 - November 8, 2013
* Fix: Memory corruption when applying external calibration to
SFF-8472 module diagnostics (-m option)
* Feature: Add Intel 82599 and x540 DCB registers to dump
(-d option)
Version 3.12 - November 7, 2013
* Fix: Remove alternate method to check for VLAN tag offload on Linux
< 2.6.37 (-k/-K options)
* Fix: Hide state of VLAN tag offload and LRO if the kernel is too old
for us to reliably detect them (-k option)
* Feature: Add register dump support for Solarflare SFC9100 family
(-d option)
Version 3.11 - September 12, 2013
* Feature: Update Realtek chip list for register dump to match
r8169 driver in Linux 3.11 (-d option)
* Feature: Add ixgbevf support for register dump (-d option)
* Feature: Filter ixgbe register dump according to the specific chip
(-d option)
Version 3.10 - July 1, 2013
* Feature: Beautify private flags print (--show-priv-flags option)
Version 3.9 - April 30, 2013
* Feature: Display support for 10000BASE-KR link mode (no options)
* Feature: Add support for new versions of ixgbe register dump
(-d dump)
Version 3.8 - February 28, 2013
* Feature: Allow setting destination MAC address in L3/L4 flow spec
rules (-N/-U option)
* Fix: Show full 64 bits of user-data (-n/-u option)
* Fix: Add version check for et131x regs (-d option)
* Doc: Improve description of -f, -t, -s, -N/-U, -W options in man page
* Fix: Restore 20000baseKR2 cap display (no options)
Version 3.7 - December 13, 2012
* Fix: Gracefully handle failure of register pretty-printer (-d option)
* Feature: Add support for et131x registers (-d option)
* Feature: Basic optical diagnostics for SFF-8472 modules (-m option)
Version 3.6 - October 5, 2012
* Feature: Allow setting MDI-X state (-s option)
* Fix: Preserve pause advertising bits when setting speed and
duplex with autoneg on (-s option)
* Fix: Don't call ioctl to set EEE parameters if they are the same
as the current parameters (--set-eee option)
Version 3.5 - August 2, 2012
* Feature: Display support for 1000BASE-KX and 10GBASE-KX4 link modes
* Feature: Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) configuration
(--show-eee and --set-eee options)
* Fix: Don't trust drivers to null-terminate strings
* Feature: Display support for 40G link modes
* Package: Update RPM summary, description and URL
* Package: Exclude redundant documentation from RPM
Version 3.4.2 - July 16, 2012
* Fix: Fix regression in RX NFC rule insertion for drivers that do
not select rule locations (-N/-U option)
* Fix: Remove bogus error message when changing offload settings
on Linux < 2.6.39 (-K option)
* Fix: Use alternate method to check for VLAN tag offload on Linux
< 2.6.37 (-k option)
Version 3.4.1 - June 13, 2012
* Fix: Work around failure of ETHTOOL_GSSET_INFO for unprivileged
users (-k option)
* Fix: Report any unexpected error code from ETHTOOL_GSSET_INFO
(-k and -K options)
* Doc: Fix the date of the man page to match the last update
Version 3.4 - June 8, 2012
* Cleanup: Merge RX NFC options
* Doc: Improve description of RX NFC options
* Doc: Add ntuple to the -K option in the man page
* Feature: Show time stamping capabilities (-T option)
* Feature: Dump plug-in module EEPROM (-m option)
* Feature: Show and change all generic net device features
(-k and -K options)
Version 3.2 - January 12, 2012
* Feature: Add support for querying and setting private flags
(--show-priv-flags, --set-priv-flags options)
* Feature: Omit zero values in Solarflare register tables (-d option)
* Feature: Allow driver to select RX NFC rule location (-U option)
* Fix: Correct register dump offsets for Intel 82575 chipsets
(-d option)
Version 3.1 - November 16, 2011
* Fix: Show all non-zero registers for tg3 (-d option)
* Feature: Add support for external loopback test (-t option)
* Fix: Show correct flow control registers for Intel 82599 (-d option)
* Feature: Add support for reporting and configuring numbers of
channels/queues (-l and -L options)
* Feature: Report pause frame autonegotiation result (-a option)
* Doc: Change device name metavariable from 'ethX' to 'devname'
* Doc: Fix various layout problems
* Cleanup: Reorganise and add test cases for argument parsing
* Fix: Strictly check for extraneous or missing arguments; in
particular, fail if the device name is missing
Version 3.0 - August 4, 2011
* Feature: Report supported pause frame modes
* Feature: Support firmware dump (-w and -W options)
* Feature: Report advertised and supported 20G link modes
* Feature: Add an 'l4data' option for ip4 filters (-U option)
* Fix: Correct swapped h_source and h_dest fields for ether filters
(-U option)
* Fix: Set ip_ver field correctly for ip4 filters (-U option)
* Fix: Correct parameter validation for -e and -E options; in
particular, treat the 'magic' value as unsigned
Version 2.6.39 - June 1, 2011
* Feature: Report some driver features (-i option)
* Doc: Remove misleading 'Auto' advertising mask from manual page
* Doc: Improve table formatting on manual page, using tbl
* Doc: Remove initial blank page in printed manual page
* Doc: Fix line-wrapping of options
* Feature: Add support for ESP as a separate protocol from AH
(-n, -N, -u and -U options)
* Cleanup: Remove support for showing RX n-tuple settings
(-u option), which was never implemented correctly in the kernel
* Feature: Add support for RX network flow classifier (NFC)
(-u and -U options)
* Feature: Add support for e1000 M88 PHY registers (-d option)
* Cleanup: Change bug-address to netdev
Version 2.6.38 - March 15, 2011
* Doc: Fix spelling and spacing in online help
* Doc: Update date, version and web site reference in manual page
* Doc: Fix spelling, capitalisation, consistency and style in
manual page
* Doc: Generalise some references to network devices rather than
Ethernet devices
* Fix: Don't silently ignore speed/duplex when autoneg is on
* Fix: Report an error (rather than full usage information) if
given an unrecognised option
* Feature: Add --version option
Version 2.6.37 - January 5, 2011
* Fix: Build fix for distributions with kernel headers from
Linux 2.6.9 or earlier
Version 2.6.36 - November 16, 2010
* Fix: RX n-tuple masks and documentation
* Feature: Ethernet-level RX n-tuple filtering and 'clear' action
* Feature: stmmac register dump support
* Feature: get permanent address (-P) option
* Feature: VLAN acceleration control
Version 2.6.35 - August 10, 2010
* Feature: sfc register dump support
* Feature: improve cmd line parsing of ints, IPv4 addresses
* Feature: support ethtool named flags, messaging types
* Feature: minor man page fixes
* Feature: control RX flow hash indirection
Version 2.6.34 - May 26, 2010
* Feature: Support n-tuple filter programming
* Feature: Support rx hashing, v2 (targetted for 2.6.35)
* Feature: Add names of newer Marvell chips
Version 2.6.33 - February 24, 2010
This version introduces a new release numbering scheme, based
on the latest upstream kernel interface supported.
* Fix: several man page corrections
* Feature: rx flow hash configuration
* Feature: report 10000baseT support, where available
* Feature: report MDI-X status, pause auto-neg, link partner adverts
* Feature: support additional port types
* Feature: support arbitrary speeds, faster than 65535 Mb
* Feature: large and generic receive offload (LRO, GRO) support
* Feature: option to flash firmware image from specified file
* Feature: support for block writing of EEPROMs
* Feature: marvell register dump update
* Feature: at76c50x-usb, e1000e, igb, ixgbe, r8169 register dump support
* Cleanup: remove support for RX hashing by port (was removed in
kernel by 59089d8d162ddcb5c434672e915331964d38a754)
* Doc: Explicitly ship GPLv2 license, rather than relying
on autotools to supply it for us (autotools started auto-installing
GPLv3 recently)
Version 6 - July 26, 2007
* Fix/security: Fix handling of statistics where the label
is exactly 32 bytes (ETH_GSTRING_LEN).
* Feature: Add ability to change the advertised speed/duplex
to a different range of values, rather than all-or-one.
* Feature: ixgb register dump support
* Feature: sky2 register dump support
* Feature: Fabric7 VIOC register dump support
* Feature: Decode raw register dump stored in a file
* Feature: Add ability to force hex register dump, if desired
* Feature: update e1000 register dump
* Feature: Additional 10Gbps support
* Feature: Add 2.5G support
* Feature: Update r8169 register dump
* Feature: SMSC LAN911x/LAN921x register dump support
* Cleanup: Update internal ethtool.h copy to match upstream
kernel 2.6.23-rc1 version of ethtool.h.
Version 5 - September 1, 2006
* Security: Avoid potential buffer overflow
* Feature: GSO support
* Feature: skge register dump
Version 4 - July 18, 2006
* Feature: UFO support
* Feature: support long options
* Features: e1000, pcnet32, tg3 updates
* Feature: added PPC4xx EMAC support
* Feature: Use hexdump instead of single values for register dump
Version 3 - January 27, 2005
* Feature: r8159 register dump support
* Feature / bug fix: Support advertising gigabit ethernet
* Bug fix: make sure to advertise 10baseT-HD
* Other minor bug fixes.
Version 2 - August 17, 2004
* Feature: ethtool register dump raw mode
* Feature: return results of self-test back to OS via exit(2)
* Feature: add verbose register dump for pcnet32, fec_8xx
* Maintenance: update to more recent autoconf
* Maintenance: minor updates to e1000-specific module
* Bug fix: Remove silly restriction on ethernet interface naming
Version 1.8 - July 19, 2003
* Feature: Support amd8111e register dumps
* Feature: Support TSO enable/disable
* Feature: Support 10 gigabit ethernet
* Feature: Support writing EEPROM data
* Feature: Output e100 MDI/MDI-x status in register dump
* Feature: Clean up RealTek (RTL) chip output, support new chips.
* Feature: More supported e1000 devices.
* Bug fix: Properly set ecmd.advertising
* Bug fix: Fix leaks, handle some error conditions better.
Version 1.7 - October 21, 2002
* Feature: Support e100 register dumps
* Feature: Support tg3 eeprom dumps
* Feature: Support partial eeprom dumps (with non-zero offsets)
* Feature: Support decimal/octal/hex numbers transparently,
at the user's discretion.
Version 1.6 - June 20, 2002
* Feature: Support e1000 register dumps
* Feature: Support RealTek RTL-8139C+ and RTL-8169 register dumps
* Feature: Support coalescing config (ETHTOOL_[GS]COALESCE)
* Feature: Support ring param config (ETHTOOL_[GS]RINGPARAM)
* Feature: Support pause param config (ETHTOOL_[GS]PAUSEPARAM)
* Feature: Support physical NIC identification (ETHTOOL_PHYS_ID)
* Feature: Support NIC self-testing (ETHTOOL_TEST)
* Feature: Support NIC checksum/scatter-gather configuration
Version 1.5 - Mar 4, 2002
* Fix: support usb network interfaces
* Fix: include redhat spec file in autoconf build system
* Fix: minor fixes to natsemi register dump
* Feature: report advertised as well as supported media,
when printing device settings.
Version 1.4 - Nov 19, 2001
* Support builds on configurations missing SIOCETHTOOL constant.
* Import ethtool.h from kernel 2.4.15-pre6.
* Support retrieval/setting of per-driver debug levels
* Support pretty-printing register dumps on natsemi, de2104x
* Support restarting autonegotiation (ETHTOOL NWAY_RST)
* Support obtaining link status (ETHTOOL GLINK)
Version 1.3 - Aug 02, 2001
* Support Wake-on-LAN (ETHTOOL GWOL and ETHTOOL SWOL ioctl).
Version 1.2 - May 17, 2001
* Support ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO ioctl, which obtains
information from the ethernet driver associated
with the specified interface.