Commit 308453aa authored by Mike Manning's avatar Mike Manning Committed by David S. Miller

vlan: Propagate MAC address to VLANs

The MAC address of the physical interface is only copied to the VLAN
when it is first created, resulting in an inconsistency after MAC
address changes of only newly created VLANs having an up-to-date MAC.

The VLANs should continue inheriting the MAC address of the physical
interface until the VLAN MAC address is explicitly set to any value.
This allows IPv6 EUI64 addresses for the VLAN to reflect any changes
to the MAC of the physical interface and thus for DAD to behave as
Signed-off-by: default avatarMike Manning <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent f2633d2e
......@@ -290,6 +290,10 @@ static void vlan_sync_address(struct net_device *dev,
if (ether_addr_equal(vlan->real_dev_addr, dev->dev_addr))
/* vlan continues to inherit address of lower device */
if (vlan_dev_inherit_address(vlandev, dev))
goto out;
/* vlan address was different from the old address and is equal to
* the new address */
if (!ether_addr_equal(vlandev->dev_addr, vlan->real_dev_addr) &&
......@@ -302,6 +306,7 @@ static void vlan_sync_address(struct net_device *dev,
!ether_addr_equal(vlandev->dev_addr, dev->dev_addr))
dev_uc_add(dev, vlandev->dev_addr);
ether_addr_copy(vlan->real_dev_addr, dev->dev_addr);
......@@ -109,6 +109,8 @@ int vlan_check_real_dev(struct net_device *real_dev,
void vlan_setup(struct net_device *dev);
int register_vlan_dev(struct net_device *dev);
void unregister_vlan_dev(struct net_device *dev, struct list_head *head);
bool vlan_dev_inherit_address(struct net_device *dev,
struct net_device *real_dev);
static inline u32 vlan_get_ingress_priority(struct net_device *dev,
u16 vlan_tci)
......@@ -245,6 +245,17 @@ void vlan_dev_get_realdev_name(const struct net_device *dev, char *result)
strncpy(result, vlan_dev_priv(dev)->real_dev->name, 23);
bool vlan_dev_inherit_address(struct net_device *dev,
struct net_device *real_dev)
if (dev->addr_assign_type != NET_ADDR_STOLEN)
return false;
ether_addr_copy(dev->dev_addr, real_dev->dev_addr);
call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_CHANGEADDR, dev);
return true;
static int vlan_dev_open(struct net_device *dev)
struct vlan_dev_priv *vlan = vlan_dev_priv(dev);
......@@ -255,7 +266,8 @@ static int vlan_dev_open(struct net_device *dev)
!(vlan->flags & VLAN_FLAG_LOOSE_BINDING))
return -ENETDOWN;
if (!ether_addr_equal(dev->dev_addr, real_dev->dev_addr)) {
if (!ether_addr_equal(dev->dev_addr, real_dev->dev_addr) &&
!vlan_dev_inherit_address(dev, real_dev)) {
err = dev_uc_add(real_dev, dev->dev_addr);
if (err < 0)
goto out;
......@@ -560,8 +572,10 @@ static int vlan_dev_init(struct net_device *dev)
/* ipv6 shared card related stuff */
dev->dev_id = real_dev->dev_id;
if (is_zero_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr))
eth_hw_addr_inherit(dev, real_dev);
if (is_zero_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr)) {
ether_addr_copy(dev->dev_addr, real_dev->dev_addr);
dev->addr_assign_type = NET_ADDR_STOLEN;
if (is_zero_ether_addr(dev->broadcast))
memcpy(dev->broadcast, real_dev->broadcast, dev->addr_len);
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