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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3.4] xen-netback: allow changing the MAC address of the interface

From: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon,  2 Jun 2014 21:46:20 +0200

> From: Matt Wilson <msw@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sometimes it is useful to be able to change the MAC address of the
> interface for netback devices. For example, when using ebtables it may
> be useful to be able to distinguish traffic from different interfaces
> without depending on the interface name.
> Reported-by: Nikita Borzykh <sample.n@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reported-by: Paul Harvey <stockingpaul@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Matt Wilson <msw@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> (cherry picked from commit 4a633a602c26497b8285a202830829d3be007c7b)
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>

I don't think this is suitable for -stable.

-stable should be restricted bug fixes for things that either
are extremely serious, or hit a very huge segment of the user

This issue does not quality for either condition.

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