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Date:   Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:11:52 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Lijun Pan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ibmvnic: save changed mac address to

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:57:15 -0500 Lijun Pan wrote:
> After mac address change request completes successfully, the new mac
> address need to be saved to adapter->mac_addr as well as
> netdev->dev_addr. Otherwise, adapter->mac_addr still holds old
> data.

Do you observe this in practice? Can you show us which path in
particular you see this happen on?

AFAICS ibmvnic_set_mac() copies the new MAC addr into adapter->mac_addr
before making a request.

If anything is wrong here is that it does so regardless if MAC addr 
is valid.

> Fixes: 62740e97881c("net/ibmvnic: Update MAC address settings after adapter reset")
                      missing space here 

> Signed-off-by: Lijun Pan <>

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