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SubjectRe: [PATCH net v2 1/4] net: mvpp2: fix the mac address used when using PPv2.2
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 04:14:17PM +0200, Antoine Tenart wrote:
> The mac address is only retrieved from h/w when using PPv2.1. Otherwise
> the variable holding it is still checked and used if it contains a valid
> value. As the variable isn't initialized to an invalid mac address
> value, we end up with random mac addresses which can be the same for all
> the ports handled by this PPv2 driver.
> Fixes this by initializing the h/w mac address variable to {0}, which is
> an invalid mac address value. This way the random assignation fallback
> is called and all ports end up with their own addresses.
> Signed-off-by: Antoine Tenart <>
> Fixes: 2697582144dd ("net: mvpp2: handle misc PPv2.1/PPv2.2 differences")

Hi Antoine

Is this patch alone sufficient to fix the problem?

Ideally, you want a minimal patch for stable, i.e. -net, and a fuller
fix can go into net-next.


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