Re: [PATCH 4.18 101/135] hv_netvsc: pair VF based on serial number

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 - 09:20:23 EST

On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 09:46:29AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
Also, this really feels like a "new feature" to me. Can someone explain
what bug this is fixing?

Reading the commit log/code it seems that it was possible for 2 (or
more) synthetic devices to have the same MAC address even though the
current code treats them as unique and uses it as a lookup index.

Let me confirm with Stephen. This came through the regular AUTOSEL
process and I don't really know more about this patch than you do at
this point.