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Date:   Wed, 23 Mar 2022 14:58:29 +0100
From:   Ivan Vecera <>
        Jesse Brandeburg <>,
        Tony Nguyen <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>, (moderated list:INTEL ETHERNET DRIVERS), (open list)
Subject: [PATCH net] ice: Fix MAC address setting

Commit 2ccc1c1ccc671b ("ice: Remove excess error variables") merged
the usage of 'status' and 'err' variables into single one in
function ice_set_mac_address(). Unfortunately this causes
a regression when call of ice_fltr_add_mac() returns -EEXIST because
this return value does not indicate an error in this case but
value of 'err' value remains to be -EEXIST till the end of
the function and is returned to caller.

Prior this commit this does not happen because return value of
ice_fltr_add_mac() was stored to 'status' variable first and
if it was -EEXIST then 'err' remains to be zero.

The patch fixes the problem by reset 'err' to zero when
ice_fltr_add_mac() returns -EEXIST.

Fixes: 2ccc1c1ccc671b ("ice: Remove excess error variables")
Signed-off-by: Ivan Vecera <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_main.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_main.c
index 168a41ea37b8..420558d1cd21 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_main.c
@@ -5474,14 +5474,15 @@ static int ice_set_mac_address(struct net_device *netdev, void *pi)
 	/* Add filter for new MAC. If filter exists, return success */
 	err = ice_fltr_add_mac(vsi, mac, ICE_FWD_TO_VSI);
-	if (err == -EEXIST)
+	if (err == -EEXIST) {
 		/* Although this MAC filter is already present in hardware it's
 		 * possible in some cases (e.g. bonding) that dev_addr was
 		 * modified outside of the driver and needs to be restored back
 		 * to this value.
 		netdev_dbg(netdev, "filter for MAC %pM already exists\n", mac);
-	else if (err)
+		err = 0;
+	} else if (err)
 		/* error if the new filter addition failed */

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