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Date:   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:50:12 -0700
From:   Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:     Stefan Assmann <>,,,,
        Andrew Bowers <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-next v2 11/13] iavf: fix MAC address setting for VFs when filter is rejected

From: Stefan Assmann <>

Currently iavf unconditionally applies MAC address change requests. This
brings the VF in a state where it is no longer able to pass traffic if
the PF rejects a MAC filter change for the VF.
A typical scenario for a rejected MAC filter is for an untrusted VF to
request to change the MAC address when an administratively set MAC is

To keep iavf working in this scenario the MAC filter handling in iavf
needs to act on the PF reply regarding the MAC filter change. In the
case of an ack the new MAC address gets set, whereas in the case of a
nack the previous MAC address needs to stay in place.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Assmann <>
Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_main.c     | 1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_virtchnl.c | 7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_main.c
index 07f5541a0f01..8f310e520b06 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_main.c
@@ -804,7 +804,6 @@ static int iavf_set_mac(struct net_device *netdev, void *p)
 	if (f) {
 		ether_addr_copy(hw->mac.addr, addr->sa_data);
-		ether_addr_copy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr);
 	return (f == NULL) ? -ENOMEM : 0;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_virtchnl.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_virtchnl.c
index d49d58a6de80..c46770eba320 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_virtchnl.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/iavf/iavf_virtchnl.c
@@ -1252,6 +1252,8 @@ void iavf_virtchnl_completion(struct iavf_adapter *adapter,
 			dev_err(&adapter->pdev->dev, "Failed to add MAC filter, error %s\n",
 				iavf_stat_str(&adapter->hw, v_retval));
+			/* restore administratively set MAC address */
+			ether_addr_copy(adapter->hw.mac.addr, netdev->dev_addr);
 			dev_err(&adapter->pdev->dev, "Failed to delete VLAN filter, error %s\n",
@@ -1319,6 +1321,11 @@ void iavf_virtchnl_completion(struct iavf_adapter *adapter,
 	switch (v_opcode) {
+		if (!ether_addr_equal(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr))
+			ether_addr_copy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr);
+		}
+		break;
 		struct iavf_eth_stats *stats =
 			(struct iavf_eth_stats *)msg;

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