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Date:   Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:53:21 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net: stmmac: move stmmac_check_ether_addr() to
 driver probe

From: Vinod Koul <>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:15:32 +0530

> stmmac_check_ether_addr() checks the MAC address and assigns one in
> driver open(). In many cases when we create slave netdevice, the dev
> addr is inherited from master but the master dev addr maybe NULL at
> that time, so move this call to driver probe so that address is
> always valid.
> Signed-off-by: Xiaofei Shen <>
> Tested-by: Xiaofei Shen <>
> Signed-off-by: Sneh Shah <>
> Signed-off-by: Vinod Koul <>
> ---
> Changes in v2:
>   As discussed in [1] we move the stmmac driver inherting the mac address
> from probe to open
> [1]:

Applied and queued up for -stable.

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