ethtool Changelog

New in version 3.10

July 4th, 2013
  • Displaying of support for 10000BASE-KR link mode was implemented.
  • Support for new versions of ixgbe register dump was added.
  • The private flags print output was beautified.

New in version 3.8 (March 4th, 2013)

  • Destination MAC addresses can now be set in L3/L4 flow spec rules (-N/-U options).
  • A version check has been added for et131x regs.
  • Full 64 bits of user-data (-n/-u options) are now shown.
  • 20000baseKR2 cap display options have been restored.
  • The man page has been improved.

New in version 3.7 (December 17th, 2012)

  • This version supports et131x registers and optical diagnostics for SFF-8472 modules.
  • Failures of the register dump pretty-printer are now handled more gracefully.

New in version 3.6 (October 8th, 2012)

  • Support has been added for setting the MDI-X state ("-s").
  • Pause advertising bits are now preserved when setting speed and duplex with autoneg on.
  • EEE parameters are no longer set if they are identical with the current parameters.

New in version 3.4.1 (June 15th, 2012)

  • This version adds a "--version" option, reporting of driver features ("-i"), reporting of supported pause frame modes and of 20G link modes, firmware dumps ("-w" and "-W"), external loopback tests ("-t"), reporting and configuring the number of channels/queues ("-l" and "-L") and time stamping capabilities ("-T"), reporting of pause frame autonegotiation results ("-a"), support for querying and setting all generic net device features ("-k" and "-K") and private flags, dumping of plugin module EEPROM ("-m"), and much more.
  • Various bugs have been fixed.
  • Documentation improvements have been made.

New in version 2.6.37 (January 6th, 2011)

  • Build fix for distributions with kernel headers from Linux 2.6.9 or earlier.