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Date:	Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:50:50 -0800
From:	"Michael Chan" <>
To:	"David Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] 8021q: validate SAN MAC address

On Tue, 2012-11-13 at 20:24 -0500, David Miller wrote:
> From: "Michael Chan" <>
> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:40:29 -0800
> > I suppose we can just put the SAN MAC into the real netdev->dev_addr so
> > that the VLAN will automatically get it.  But this doesn't seem very
> > nice as we would be pretending to have a normal MAC address (for
> > networking) in this SAN device.  The networking MAC address is in a
> > different PCI function.
> I certainly would prefer if you took that approach.  At least in that
> way the addressing of the netdev objects would appear more consistent.
Ok.  To be more complete, I think we need to add a flag or something to
such a netdev to indicate that it is a SAN device only.  What's your
opinion on that?

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