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Date:	Sat, 7 Jul 2012 01:19:15 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>
CC:	<davem@...emloft.net>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	<kys@...rosoft.com>, <olaf@...fle.de>,
	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <devel@...uxdriverproject.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net,1/1] hyperv: Add support for setting MAC from within
 guests

On Fri, 2012-07-06 at 14:25 -0700, Haiyang Zhang wrote:
> This adds support for setting synthetic NIC MAC address from within Linux
> guests. Before using this feature, the option "spoofing of MAC address"
> should be enabled at the Hyper-V manager / Settings of the synthetic
> NIC.
[...]
> +int rndis_filter_set_device_mac(struct hv_device *hdev, char *mac)
> +{
[...]
> +	t = wait_for_completion_timeout(&request->wait_event, 5*HZ);
> +	if (t == 0) {
> +		netdev_err(ndev, "timeout before we got a set response...\n");
> +		/*
> +		 * can't put_rndis_request, since we may still receive a
> +		 * send-completion.
> +		 */
> +		return -EBUSY;
> +	} else {
> +		set_complete = &request->response_msg.msg.set_complete;
> +		if (set_complete->status != RNDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS)
> +			ret = -EINVAL;
[...]

Is there a specific error code that indicates the hypervisor is
configured not to allow MAC address changes?  If so, shouldn't that be
translated to return EPERM rather than EINVAL?

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.

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