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Date:   Sun, 31 May 2020 05:36:13 -0700
From:   Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:     Jesse Brandeburg <>,,,,
        Andrew Bowers <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-next 08/14] ice: Fix inability to set channels when down

From: Jesse Brandeburg <>

Currently the driver prevents a user from doing
modprobe ice
ethtool -L eth0 combined 5
ip link set eth0 up

The ethtool command fails, because the driver is checking to see if the
interface is down before allowing the get_channels to proceed (even for
a set_channels).

Remove this check and allow the user to configure the interface
before bringing it up, which is a much better usability case.

Fixes: 87324e747fde ("ice: Implement ethtool ops for channels")
Signed-off-by: Jesse Brandeburg <>
Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_ethtool.c | 4 ----
 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_ethtool.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_ethtool.c
index fd1849155d85..68c38004a088 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_ethtool.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_ethtool.c
@@ -3189,10 +3189,6 @@ ice_get_channels(struct net_device *dev, struct ethtool_channels *ch)
 	struct ice_vsi *vsi = np->vsi;
 	struct ice_pf *pf = vsi->back;
-	/* check to see if VSI is active */
-	if (test_bit(__ICE_DOWN, vsi->state))
-		return;
 	/* report maximum channels */
 	ch->max_rx = ice_get_max_rxq(pf);
 	ch->max_tx = ice_get_max_txq(pf);

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