[dpdk-users] KNI app random mac generation

Andriy Berestovskyy aber at semihalf.com
Thu Jun 9 14:22:53 CEST 2016

Hi Anand,
Basically if KNI kernel module is able to communicate with the NIC
(igb, ixgbe), it will use the MAC of the NIC. Otherwise KNI will set a
random MAC.

I'm not sure about any plans to change such a behavior, but you can
use ip(8) or ifconfig(8) to always set the same MAC on system startup.


On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 4:08 PM, SAKTHIVEL ANAND S <anand.sa88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I have recently downloaded 16.04, in this version also i could see KNI
> random mac generation behavior. Is there any plan to fix this or it is
> purposefully made like that? if i am wrongly understood this random
> generation, please explain its purpose.
> --
> Thanks
> Sakthivel S OM

Andriy Berestovskyy

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