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Date:   Thu, 22 Dec 2022 09:13:57 -0800
From:   Peter Delevoryas <>
To:     Paolo Abeni <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] net/ncsi: Add NC-SI 1.2 Get MC MAC Address command

> On Dec 22, 2022, at 2:44 AM, Paolo Abeni <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2022-12-20 at 21:22 -0800, Peter Delevoryas wrote:
>> NC-SI 1.2 isn't officially released yet, but the DMTF takes way too long
>> to finalize stuff, and there's hardware out there that actually supports
>> this command (Just the Broadcom 200G NIC afaik).
>> The work in progress spec document is here:
>> The command code is 0x58, the command has no data, and the response
>> returns a variable-length array of MAC addresses for the BMC.
>> I've tested this out using QEMU emulation (I added the Mellanox OEM Get
>> MAC Address command to libslirp a while ago [1], although the QEMU code
>> to use it is still not in upstream QEMU [2] [3]. I worked on some more
>> emulation code for this as well), and on the new Broadcom 200G NIC.
>> The Nvidia ConnectX-7 NIC doesn't support NC-SI 1.2 yet afaik. Neither
>> do older versions in newer firmware, they all just report NC-SI 1.1.
>> Let me know what I can do to change this patch to be more suitable for
>> upstreaming, I'm happy to work on it more!
> This series is targeting the net-next tree, you should include such tag
> into the patch subjected.
> We have already submitted the networking pull request to Linus
> for v6.2 and therefore net-next is closed for new drivers, features,
> code refactoring and optimizations. We are currently accepting
> bug fixes only.
> Please repost when net-next reopens after Jan 2nd.

I see, thanks, I’ll resubmit later.

> RFC patches sent for review only are obviously welcome at any time.

Oh good point, I should have submitted it as an RFC.

> Thanks,
> Paolo

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