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Date:	Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:29:38 +0000
From:	Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>
To:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
CC:	"davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	KY Srinivasan <kys@...rosoft.com>,
	"olaf@...fle.de" <olaf@...fle.de>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"devel@...uxdriverproject.org" <devel@...uxdriverproject.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net,1/1] hyperv: Add support for setting MAC from within
 guests



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Hutchings [mailto:bhutchings@...arflare.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 8:19 PM
> To: Haiyang Zhang
> Cc: davem@...emloft.net; netdev@...r.kernel.org; KY Srinivasan;
> 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?

Will do. 

Thanks,
- Haiyang

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