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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] net: ethernet: cavium: Correct Cavium Thunderx NIC driver names accordingly to module name
From: Vadim Lomovtsev <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:38:17 -0800

> From: Vadim Lomovtsev <>
> It was found that ethtool provides unexisting module name while
> it queries the specified network device for associated driver
> information. Then user tries to unload that module by provided
> module name and fails.
> This happens because ethtool reads value of DRV_NAME macro,
> while module name is defined at the driver's Makefile.
> This patch is to correct Cavium CN88xx Thunder NIC driver names
> (DRV_NAME macro) 'thunder-nicvf' to 'nicvf' and 'thunder-nic'
> to 'nicpf', sync bgx and xcv driver names accordingly to their
> module names.
> Signed-off-by: Vadim Lomovtsev <>

Applied to net-next, thank you.

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