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Date:	Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:15:43 +0000
From:	Dimitrios Michailidis <>
To:	Ben Hutchings <>
CC:	netdev <>,
	"" <>
Subject: RE: [RFC][PATCH net-next] cxgb4: Do not set net_device::dev_id to
 VI index

Ben Hutchings wrote:
> net_device::dev_id should not be used merely to indicate a VI index,
> as it affects the way the local part of IPv6 addresses is normally
> generated.
> This field was intended for use where multiple devices may share a
> single assigned MAC address and need to have different IPv6 addresses.
> T4 VIs each have their own MAC address.
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>

Acked-by: Dimitris Michailidis <>

> ---
> Dimitris, I don't know whether my last statement ('VIs each have their
> own MAC address') is actually correct.  If not then the driver is quite
> right to set dev_id.

Ben, yes, VIs have individual MAC addresses.  Thanks for doing the patch.

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