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Subject[PATCH 5/8] net: add helper eth_addr_add()
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Add a helper to add an offset to a ethernet address. This comes in handy
if you have a base ethernet address for multiple interfaces.

Signed-off-by: Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
---
include/linux/etherdevice.h | 14 ++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/etherdevice.h b/include/linux/etherdevice.h
index 2ad71cc90b37..9d621dc85290 100644
--- a/include/linux/etherdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/etherdevice.h
@@ -486,6 +486,20 @@ static inline void eth_addr_inc(u8 *addr)
u64_to_ether_addr(u, addr);
}

+/**
+ * eth_addr_add() - Add (or subtract) and offset to/from the given MAC address.
+ *
+ * @offset: Offset to add.
+ * @addr: Pointer to a six-byte array containing Ethernet address to increment.
+ */
+static inline void eth_addr_add(u8 *addr, long offset)
+{
+ u64 u = ether_addr_to_u64(addr);
+
+ u += offset;
+ u64_to_ether_addr(u, addr);
+}
+
/**
* is_etherdev_addr - Tell if given Ethernet address belongs to the device.
* @dev: Pointer to a device structure
--
2.30.2
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