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-rw-r--r--include/linux/if.h2
-rw-r--r--net/ethernet/eth.c2
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/if.h b/include/linux/if.h
index f995c663c493..1ec407b01e46 100644
--- a/include/linux/if.h
+++ b/include/linux/if.h
@@ -81,6 +81,8 @@
#define IFF_UNICAST_FLT 0x20000 /* Supports unicast filtering */
#define IFF_TEAM_PORT 0x40000 /* device used as team port */
#define IFF_SUPP_NOFCS 0x80000 /* device supports sending custom FCS */
+#define IFF_LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE 0x100000 /* device supports hardware address
+ * change when it's running */
#define IF_GET_IFACE 0x0001 /* for querying only */
diff --git a/net/ethernet/eth.c b/net/ethernet/eth.c
index 36e58800a9e3..db6a6c17d790 100644
--- a/net/ethernet/eth.c
+++ b/net/ethernet/eth.c
@@ -283,7 +283,7 @@ int eth_mac_addr(struct net_device *dev, void *p)
{
struct sockaddr *addr = p;
- if (netif_running(dev))
+ if (!(dev->priv_flags & IFF_LIVE_ADDR_CHANGE) && netif_running(dev))
return -EBUSY;
if (!is_valid_ether_addr(addr->sa_data))
return -EADDRNOTAVAIL;

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