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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] validate MAC address before call .ndo_set_mac_address
On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 16:42 +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> Validate the given MAC address directly in dev_set_mac_address()
> if a .ndo_validate_addr function is available before calling
> the .ndo_set_mac_address function.
> Changed .ndo_validate_addr to take a second parameter containing
> a sockaddr struct to be checked instead of the net_device dev_addr.
> The behaviour of .ndo_validate_addr is now: if the second parameter
> is NULL the net_device->dev_addr gets validate, if != NULL
> the given parameter/sockaddr gets validated instead.
> This patch series include adaptations for some drivers which
> use .ndo_set_mac_address functions directly - to prevent double
> checks and to enable validations via .ndo_validate_addr.

You have to do this as a single patch. The kernel and drivers should
still build at each stage.


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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