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Date:   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:23:01 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:     Mario.Limonciello@...l.com
Cc:     linux-usb@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, hayeswang@...ltek.com,
        sjg@...gle.com, campello@...gle.com, Ryan.Hong@...l.com,
        Crag.Wang@...l.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8152: Refresh MAC address during USBDEVFS_RESET

From: <Mario.Limonciello@...l.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:52:50 +0000

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:51 PM
>> To: Limonciello, Mario
>> Cc: linux-usb@...r.kernel.org; netdev@...r.kernel.org; linux-
>> kernel@...r.kernel.org; hayeswang@...ltek.com; sjg@...gle.com;
>> campello@...gle.com; Hong, Ryan; Wang, Crag
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8152: Refresh MAC address during USBDEVFS_RESET
>> 
>> 
>> [EXTERNAL EMAIL]
>> 
>> From: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@...l.com>
>> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:12:23 -0500
>> 
>> > On some platforms it is possible to dynamically change the policy
>> > of what MAC address is selected from the ASL at runtime.
>> >
>> > These tools will reset the USB device and expect the change to be
>> > made immediately.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@...l.com>
>> 
>> You are going to have to emit CHANGEADDR notifications and such if
>> necessary when you do this.
> 
> Thanks for the feedback, I'll add that call.  Do you feel a need that the MAC
> address needs to be tracked and compared to what was previously in ACPI
> table to know it "really" changed or just emit CHANGEADDR because it "might"
> have changed?

Probably it is better for apps to track it.

You can consider using dev_set_mac_address(), I wouldn't advise cooking your
own copy of the event emission code.

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