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Date:   Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:33:17 -0700
From:   Govindarajulu Varadarajan <>
To:     PJ Waskiewicz <>
CC:     <>, Christian Benvenuti <>,
        Govindarajulu Varadarajan <>,
        Neel Patel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] enic: Store permanent MAC address during probe()

On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, PJ Waskiewicz wrote:

> From: PJ Waskiewicz <>
> The permanent MAC address is useful to store for things like ethtool,
> and when bonding with modes such as active/passive or LACP.

Hi Peter,

Is this patch fixing an issue with bonding drive on enic?

> This follows the model of other Ethernet drivers, such as ixgbe.

While other drivers set netdev->perm_addr, doesn't this actually come free in

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