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Date:	Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:37:01 +0200
From:	Stefan Assmann <>
To:	Casey Leedom <>
CC:	netdev <>,,
	"Duyck, Alexander H" <>,,,
	Andy Gospodarek <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] igbvf: avoid name clash between PF and VF

On 30.06.2010 18:59, Casey Leedom wrote:
> | From: Stefan Assmann <>
> | Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 01:53 am
> | 
> | This is not a udev bug since udev doesn't create persistent rules for
> | VFs as their MAC address changes every reboot.
> | 
> | To avoid this problem we could change the kernel name for the VFs and
> | thus avoid confusion between VFs and PFs.
> | 
> | I've already discussed this with Alexander Duyck and Greg Rose, so far
> | they have no objection. However this problem appears for all drivers that
> | support PFs and VFs and thus the changes should be applied consistently
> | to all of these drivers.
>   I'm not sure that this problem affects "all drivers which support PFs and VFs."  
> I think that you might mean "all drivers which support PFs and VFs with non-
> persistent MAC addresses for the VFs."  For instance, the MAC addresses 
> associated with the new cxgb4vf VFs are persistent so, from what I understand of 
> the scenario you outlined, I don't think that they would trigger the problem you 
> describe.  Please correct me if I've missed something.  Thanks.
> Casey

You're correct, the problem shouldn't occur with cxgb4vf and therefore
this change shouldn't be necessary. However we might consider a
consistent naming scheme for VFs in all drivers. But I don't have a
strong opinion about this, either way would be fine by me.

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