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Date:   Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:33:17 -0700
From:   Govindarajulu Varadarajan <gvaradar@...co.com>
To:     PJ Waskiewicz <pjwaskiewicz@...il.com>
CC:     <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Christian Benvenuti <benve@...co.com>,
        Govindarajulu Varadarajan <_govind@....com>,
        Neel Patel <neepatel@...co.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] enic: Store permanent MAC address during probe()

On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, PJ Waskiewicz wrote:

> From: PJ Waskiewicz <pjwaskiewicz@...il.com>
>
> 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
register_netdevice().

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