[Bridge] Bridge MAC selection

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Thu Jun 12 03:29:42 PDT 2008


Dietmar Maurer wrote:
>>> There any side effects with the following patch?
>> Not for you. But if it got changed now, it would surprise the 
>> existing users (change in ABI behaviour).  
>>
>> So if you need a particular mac address, you can set it with 
>> other tools (ip or ifconfig).
> 
> You are right, I can set the Hw address with ifconfig - but 
> any 'brctl addif' later resets the address, so that is simply not 
> usable.

Maybe add a persistent option to keep the manually configured
mac? Or simply disable this behaviour if a mac is configured
manually automatically. If someone does this, its probably
fair to assume he doesn't expect the address to change.



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