[Bridge] [PATCH 1/4] net: introduce dev_mac_address_changed

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at linux-foundation.org
Mon Apr 13 07:58:26 PDT 2009


On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:38:48 +0200
Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com> wrote:

> Introducing function dev_mac_address_changed which can be called from driver
> which changed his mac address to force notifiers to be called.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>
> ---
>  include/linux/netdevice.h |    1 +
>  net/core/dev.c            |   12 ++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
> index 2e7783f..ff8db51 100644
> --- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
> +++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
> @@ -1461,6 +1461,7 @@ extern int		dev_change_net_namespace(struct net_device *,
>  extern int		dev_set_mtu(struct net_device *, int);
>  extern int		dev_set_mac_address(struct net_device *,
>  					    struct sockaddr *);
> +extern void		dev_mac_address_changed(struct net_device *);
>  extern int		dev_hard_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>  					    struct net_device *dev,
>  					    struct netdev_queue *txq);
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 91d792d..1adc89b 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -3833,6 +3833,18 @@ int dev_set_mac_address(struct net_device *dev, struct sockaddr *sa)
>  	return err;
>  }
>  
> +/**
> + *	dev_mac_address_changed - Notify Media Access Control Address changed
> + *	@dev: device
> + *
> + *	Notifies the change of the hardware (MAC) address of the device
> + */
> +void dev_mac_address_changed(struct net_device *dev)
> +{
> +	call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_CHANGEADDR, dev);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(dev_mac_address_changed);
> +
>  /*
>   *	Perform the SIOCxIFxxx calls, inside read_lock(dev_base_lock)
>   */

The original version of this that I send, allowed notifiers to return
an error to block changing address (error would go back to application).
This is how other notifier hooks work (mtu, etc).

Why is dev_set_mac_address_changed called out separately, it should
be inside dev_set_mac_address. 



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