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Date:   Fri, 8 May 2020 19:48:05 +0300
From:   Igor Russkikh <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
CC:     <>, "David S . Miller" <>,
        "Mark Starovoytov" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 7/7] net: atlantic: unify get_mac_permanent

>> Thats why the logic below randomizes only low three octets.
> Are there any other drivers in tree which do that? I think the standard
> operating procedure is:
> if (!valid) {
> 	netdev_warn(dev, "Invalid MAC using random\n");
> 	eth_hw_addr_random(dev);
> }
> Please see all the eth_hw_addr_random() calls in drivers.

You are right indeed. Sorry I somehow overlooked this sequence in other device
drivers. Agree, its better to unify behavior then.


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