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From: "Padam J. Singh" <padam.singh@inventum.net>
To: "Zhang, Helin" <helin.zhang@intel.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] KNI hw Address.
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:35:30 +0530
Message-ID: <AC395003-9317-49E8-81E2-1B39195E7244@inventum.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <F35DEAC7BCE34641BA9FAC6BCA4A12E70A74A0DD@SHSMSX104.ccr.corp.intel.com>

Zhang, Alex,

Please see the patch I had submitted a few days back which allows setting the MAC address using 

ifconfig ... hw ether MAC-ADDRESS

An "ifconfig DEV up" , followed by this sets the MAC address.


On 03-Jul-2014, at 10:26 am, Zhang, Helin <helin.zhang@intel.com> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Alex Markuze
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:57 PM
>> To: dev@dpdk.org
>> Subject: [dpdk-dev] KNI hw Address.
>> Hi, I'm playing with KNI on a VM (kvm), the Interface that is created has no
>> MAC address until the IP is set via ifconfig  - then a random mac is created.
>> The VF has a mac address that is easily retrieved with rte_eth_macaddr_get.
>> What I did not find is a way to create the KNI with that specific mac address
>> enabled.
>> What are the ways to set the KNI mac address?
>> Thanks
>> Alex
> Hi Alex
> No way without modifying the code. Two ways can be taken into account as below.
> 1. Implement ndo_set_mac in KNI kernel module to set the MAC address.
> 2. Add mac address as one more parameters in user space KNI interface, to tell the kernel module the mac during kni device creation.
> Regards,
> Helin

  reply	other threads:[~2014-07-03  5:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-07-02 15:57 Alex Markuze
2014-07-03  4:56 ` Zhang, Helin
2014-07-03  5:05   ` Padam J. Singh [this message]
2014-07-03  6:22     ` Zhang, Helin
2014-07-03  7:06       ` Alex Markuze

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