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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v3 0/5] net: dsa: remove .set_addr
From: Vivien Didelot <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:18:04 -0400

> An Ethernet switch may support having a MAC address, which can be used
> as the switch's source address in transmitted full-duplex Pause frames.
> If a DSA switch supports the related .set_addr operation, the DSA core
> sets the master's MAC address on the switch.
> This won't make sense anymore in a multi-CPU ports system, because there
> won't be a unique master device assigned to a switch tree.
> Moreover this operation is confusing because it makes the user think
> that it could be used to program the switch with the MAC address of the
> CPU/management port such that MAC address learning can be disabled on
> said port, but in fact, that's not how it is currently used.
> To fix this, assign a random MAC address at setup time in the mv88e6060
> and mv88e6xxx drivers before removing .set_addr completely from DSA.
> Changes in v3:
> - include fix for mv88e6060 switch MAC address setter.
> Changes in v2:
> - remove .set_addr implementation from drivers and use a random MAC.

Series applied,thanks Vivien.

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