Commit e7913803 authored by John Allen's avatar John Allen Committed by David S. Miller

ibmvnic: Revert to previous mtu when unsupported value requested

If we request an unsupported mtu value, the vnic server will suggest a
different value. Currently we take the suggested value without question
and login with that value. However, the behavior doesn't seem completely
sane as attempting to change the mtu to some specific value will change
the mtu to some completely different value most of the time. This patch
fixes the issue by logging in with the previously used mtu value and
printing an error message saying that the given mtu is unsupported.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn Allen <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarNathan Fontenot <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 896d8695
......@@ -3623,7 +3623,17 @@ static void handle_request_cap_rsp(union ibmvnic_crq *crq,
(long int)be64_to_cpu(crq->request_capability_rsp.
number), name);
*req_value = be64_to_cpu(crq->request_capability_rsp.number);
if (be16_to_cpu(crq->request_capability_rsp.capability) ==
pr_err("mtu of %llu is not supported. Reverting.\n",
*req_value = adapter->fallback.mtu;
} else {
*req_value =
ibmvnic_send_req_caps(adapter, 1);
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