[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "r8169: allow multicast packets on sub-8168f chipset." has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Wed Dec 12 05:11:41 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    r8169: allow multicast packets on sub-8168f chipset.

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 0d139ceb4c891d30e41bd183e25b3c431366a068 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Nathan Walp <faceprint at faceprint.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:08:47 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] r8169: allow multicast packets on sub-8168f chipset.

commit 0481776b7a70f09acf7d9d97c288c3a8403fbfe4 upstream.

RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_35 includes no multicast hardware filter.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Walp <faceprint at faceprint.com>
Suggested-by: Hayes Wang <hayeswang at realtek.com>
Acked-by: Francois Romieu <romieu at fr.zoreil.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index eb81da4..e19e1f1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -4271,6 +4271,9 @@ static void rtl_set_rx_mode(struct net_device *dev)
 		mc_filter[1] = swab32(data);

+	if (tp->mac_version == RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_35)
+		mc_filter[1] = mc_filter[0] = 0xffffffff;
 	RTL_W32(MAR0 + 4, mc_filter[1]);
 	RTL_W32(MAR0 + 0, mc_filter[0]);


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