[lkml]   [2016]   [Jul]   [6]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/ixgbe: Allow resetting VF admin mac to zero
On Fri,  1 Jul 2016 11:19:38 +0200
Juerg Haefliger <> wrote:

> The VF administrative mac addresses (stored in the PF driver) are
> initialized to zero when the PF driver starts up.
> These addresses may be modified in the PF driver through ndo calls
> initiated by iproute2 or libvirt.
> While we allow the PF/host to change the VF admin mac address from zero
> to a valid unicast mac, we do not allow restoring the VF admin mac to
> zero. We currently only allow changing this mac to a different unicast mac.
> This leads to problems when libvirt scripts are used to deal with
> VF mac addresses, and libvirt attempts to revoke the mac so this
> host will not use it anymore.
> Fix this by allowing resetting a VF administrative MAC back to zero.
> Implementation and commit message shamelessly stolen from:
> commit 6e5224224faa ("net/mlx4_core: Allow resetting VF admin mac to zero")
> Signed-off-by: Juerg Haefliger <>

Since set mac is allowed any time even when device is up, you must
prevent a a device that is in UP state from having all zero MAC address.

 \ /
  Last update: 2016-07-07 06:41    [W:0.040 / U:1.492 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site