Commit ff32f8ab authored by Vasundhara Volam's avatar Vasundhara Volam Committed by David S. Miller
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be2net: ignore mac-addr set call for an already programmed mac-addr

An ndo_set_mac_addr() call may be issued for a mac-addr that is already
active on an interface. If so, silently ignore the request. Sending such
a request to the FW, causes a "mac collision" error. The error is harmless
but is avoidable noise in the kernel log.

Signed-off-by: default avatarVasundhara Volam <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSathya Perla <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent baaa08d1
......@@ -258,6 +258,12 @@ static int be_mac_addr_set(struct net_device *netdev, void *p)
if (!is_valid_ether_addr(addr->sa_data))
/* Proceed further only if, User provided MAC is different
* from active MAC
if (ether_addr_equal(addr->sa_data, netdev->dev_addr))
return 0;
/* The PMAC_ADD cmd may fail if the VF doesn't have FILTMGMT
* privilege or if PF did not provision the new MAC address.
* On BE3, this cmd will always fail if the VF doesn't have the
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