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Date:   Thu, 12 May 2022 09:39:18 +0000
From:   lixue liang <>
Cc:     lixue liang <>,
        kernel test robot <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] igb_main: Assign random MAC address instead of fail in case of invalid one

In some cases, when the user uses igb_set_eeprom to modify the MAC
address to be invalid, the igb driver will fail to load. If there is no
network card device, the user must modify it to a valid MAC address by
other means.

Since the MAC address can be modified ,then add a random valid MAC address
to replace the invalid MAC address in the driver can be workable, it can
continue to finish the loading ,and output the relevant log reminder.

Reported-by: kernel test robot <>
Signed-off-by: lixue liang <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
index a513570c2ad6..746233befade 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
@@ -3359,10 +3359,10 @@ static int igb_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	eth_hw_addr_set(netdev, hw->mac.addr);
 	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
-		eth_random_addr(netdev->dev_addr);
-		memcpy(hw->mac.addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-		dev_info(&pdev->dev,
-			 "Invalid Mac Address, already got random Mac Address\n");
+		eth_hw_addr_random(netdev);
+		ether_addr_copy(hw->mac.addr, netdev->dev_addr);
+		dev_err(&pdev->dev,
+			"Invalid MAC Address, already assigned random MAC Address\n");

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