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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next] net/ncsi: allow to customize BMC MAC Address offset
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On 8/13/19 11:28 AM, Tao Ren wrote:
> On 8/13/19 9:31 AM, Terry Duncan wrote:
>> Tao, in your new patch will it be possible to disable the setting of the BMC MAC?  I would like to be able to send NCSI_OEM_GET_MAC perhaps with netlink (TBD) to get the system address without it affecting the BMC address.
>>
>> I was about to send patches to add support for the Intel adapters when I saw this thread.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Terry
>
> Hi Terry,
>
> Sounds like you are planning to configure BMC MAC address from user space via netlink? Ben Wei <benwei@fb.com> started a thread "Out-of-band NIC management" in openbmc community for NCSI management using netlink, and you may follow up with him for details.
>
> I haven't decided what to do in my v2 patch: maybe using device tree, maybe moving the logic to uboot, and I'm also evaluating the netlink option. But it shouldn't impact your patch, because you can disable NCSI_OEM_GET_MAC option from your config file.

Thanks Tao. I see now that disabling the NCSI_OEM_GET_MAC option will do
what I want.

Best,
Terry

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