Patchwork [net-next,2/2] remove init of dev->perm_addr in drivers

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Submitter Jiri Pirko
Date Jan. 8, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
Message ID <1357645106-1976-3-git-send-email-jiri@resnulli.us>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/210346/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Jiri Pirko - Jan. 8, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
perm_addr is initialized correctly in register_netdevice() so to init it in
drivers is no longer needed.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us>
---
 drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_nic.c                |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c                  |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/8390/ne2k-pci.c               |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/amd/pcnet32.c                 |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c    |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1e/atl1e_main.c    |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c           |  7 ----
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/b44.c                |  2 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.c               |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_main.c   |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c                |  3 --
 drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/t3_hw.c         |  2 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/t4_hw.c         |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4vf/adapter.h     |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/sundance.c              |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e100.c                  |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c      |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c         |  5 +--
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c          |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c          |  2 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgb/ixgb_main.c        |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c      |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c  |  2 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/skge.c                |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c                |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/en_netdev.c     |  4 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/natsemi/natsemi.c             |  3 --
 drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/s2io.c               |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/vxge/vxge-main.c     |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c            |  3 +-
 .../net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c   |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.c              |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlcnic/qlcnic_main.c   |  3 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlge/qlge_main.c       |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/rdc/r6040.c                   |  3 --
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c              |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139too.c             |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c               |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/silan/sc92031.c               | 12 +++---
 drivers/net/ethernet/sis/sis900.c                  | 22 ++---------
 drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c                     | 46 ++++++++++------------
 drivers/net/ethernet/sun/sunvnet.c                 |  2 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/toshiba/tc35815.c             |  1 -
 drivers/net/ethernet/via/via-rhine.c               |  1 -
 drivers/net/ieee802154/fakehard.c                  |  1 -
 drivers/net/usb/kalmia.c                           |  1 -
 drivers/net/usb/rndis_host.c                       |  1 -
 drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c                      |  1 -
 drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/ipw2200.c             |  1 -
 drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/cfg80211.c            |  1 -
 drivers/net/wireless/orinoco/main.c                |  1 -
 51 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 128 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_nic.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_nic.c
index 177cf76..85cf4d1 100644
--- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_nic.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_nic.c
@@ -1705,7 +1705,6 @@  struct net_device *nes_netdev_init(struct nes_device *nesdev,
 	netdev->dev_addr[3] = (u8)(u64temp>>16);
 	netdev->dev_addr[4] = (u8)(u64temp>>8);
 	netdev->dev_addr[5] = (u8)u64temp;
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, netdev->dev_addr, 6);
 
 	netdev->hw_features = NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_IP_CSUM | NETIF_F_RXCSUM | NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX;
 	if ((nesvnic->logical_port < 2) || (nesdev->nesadapter->hw_rev != NE020_REV))
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c
index ed0feb3..1928e20 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c
@@ -1293,7 +1293,6 @@  static int vortex_probe1(struct device *gendev, void __iomem *ioaddr, int irq,
 		pr_cont(" ***INVALID CHECKSUM %4.4x*** ", checksum);
 	for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 		((__be16 *)dev->dev_addr)[i] = htons(eeprom[i + 10]);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 	if (print_info)
 		pr_cont(" %pM", dev->dev_addr);
 	/* Unfortunately an all zero eeprom passes the checksum and this
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/8390/ne2k-pci.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/8390/ne2k-pci.c
index c0c1279..587a885 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/8390/ne2k-pci.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/8390/ne2k-pci.c
@@ -374,7 +374,6 @@  static int ne2k_pci_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 	NS8390_init(dev, 0);
 
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, SA_prom, dev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	i = register_netdev(dev);
 	if (i)
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/amd/pcnet32.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/amd/pcnet32.c
index a227ccd..74cfc01 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/amd/pcnet32.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/amd/pcnet32.c
@@ -1688,10 +1688,9 @@  pcnet32_probe1(unsigned long ioaddr, int shared, struct pci_dev *pdev)
 			memcpy(dev->dev_addr, promaddr, 6);
 		}
 	}
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	/* if the ethernet address is not valid, force to 00:00:00:00:00:00 */
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(dev->perm_addr))
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr))
 		memset(dev->dev_addr, 0, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	if (pcnet32_debug & NETIF_MSG_PROBE) {
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
index 7af95ce..8df02ba 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
@@ -2542,7 +2542,6 @@  static int atl1c_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		netdev->addr_assign_type = NET_ADDR_RANDOM;
 	}
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 	if (netif_msg_probe(adapter))
 		dev_dbg(&pdev->dev, "mac address : %pM\n",
 			adapter->hw.mac_addr);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1e/atl1e_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
index e4466a3..cf79d93 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
@@ -2342,7 +2342,6 @@  static int atl1e_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	}
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 	netdev_dbg(netdev, "mac address : %pM\n", adapter->hw.mac_addr);
 
 	INIT_WORK(&adapter->reset_task, atl1e_reset_task);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c
index aab83a2..1278b47 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c
@@ -1433,14 +1433,7 @@  static int atl2_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	/* copy the MAC address out of the EEPROM */
 	atl2_read_mac_addr(&adapter->hw);
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-/* FIXME: do we still need this? */
-#ifdef ETHTOOL_GPERMADDR
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, adapter->hw.mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
-#else
 	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
-#endif
 		err = -EIO;
 		goto err_eeprom;
 	}
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/b44.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/b44.c
index 219f622..3ba6be6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/b44.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/b44.c
@@ -2111,8 +2111,6 @@  static int b44_get_invariants(struct b44 *bp)
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}
 
-	memcpy(bp->dev->perm_addr, bp->dev->dev_addr, bp->dev->addr_len);
-
 	bp->imask = IMASK_DEF;
 
 	/* XXX - really required?
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.c
index a1adfaf..2f0ba8f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.c
@@ -8543,7 +8543,6 @@  bnx2_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	pci_set_drvdata(pdev, dev);
 
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
 
 	dev->hw_features = NETIF_F_IP_CSUM | NETIF_F_SG |
 		NETIF_F_TSO | NETIF_F_TSO_ECN |
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_main.c
index 5fcaee1..c6a2089 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2x/bnx2x_main.c
@@ -10806,7 +10806,6 @@  static void bnx2x_get_mac_hwinfo(struct bnx2x *bp)
 	}
 
 	memcpy(bp->link_params.mac_addr, bp->dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(bp->dev->perm_addr, bp->dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	if (!bnx2x_is_valid_ether_addr(bp, bp->dev->dev_addr))
 		dev_err(&bp->pdev->dev,
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c
index bc4d989..b7696eb 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c
@@ -15772,7 +15772,6 @@  static int tg3_get_macaddr_sparc(struct tg3 *tp)
 	addr = of_get_property(dp, "local-mac-address", &len);
 	if (addr && len == 6) {
 		memcpy(dev->dev_addr, addr, 6);
-		memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, 6);
 		return 0;
 	}
 	return -ENODEV;
@@ -15783,7 +15782,6 @@  static int tg3_get_default_macaddr_sparc(struct tg3 *tp)
 	struct net_device *dev = tp->dev;
 
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, idprom->id_ethaddr, 6);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, idprom->id_ethaddr, 6);
 	return 0;
 }
 #endif
@@ -15860,7 +15858,6 @@  static int tg3_get_device_address(struct tg3 *tp)
 #endif
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 	return 0;
 }
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/t3_hw.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/t3_hw.c
index 3dee686..c74a898 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/t3_hw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/t3_hw.c
@@ -3725,8 +3725,6 @@  int t3_prep_adapter(struct adapter *adapter, const struct adapter_info *ai,
 
 		memcpy(adapter->port[i]->dev_addr, hw_addr,
 		       ETH_ALEN);
-		memcpy(adapter->port[i]->perm_addr, hw_addr,
-		       ETH_ALEN);
 		init_link_config(&p->link_config, p->phy.caps);
 		p->phy.ops->power_down(&p->phy, 1);
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/t4_hw.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/t4_hw.c
index 22f3af5..4ce6203 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/t4_hw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/t4_hw.c
@@ -3603,7 +3603,6 @@  int t4_port_init(struct adapter *adap, int mbox, int pf, int vf)
 		p->lport = j;
 		p->rss_size = rss_size;
 		memcpy(adap->port[i]->dev_addr, addr, ETH_ALEN);
-		memcpy(adap->port[i]->perm_addr, addr, ETH_ALEN);
 		adap->port[i]->dev_id = j;
 
 		ret = ntohl(c.u.info.lstatus_to_modtype);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4vf/adapter.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4vf/adapter.h
index 611396c..68eaa9c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4vf/adapter.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4vf/adapter.h
@@ -466,7 +466,6 @@  static inline void t4_os_set_hw_addr(struct adapter *adapter, int pidx,
 				     u8 hw_addr[])
 {
 	memcpy(adapter->port[pidx]->dev_addr, hw_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(adapter->port[pidx]->perm_addr, hw_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/sundance.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/sundance.c
index 28fc11b..50d9c63 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/sundance.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/sundance.c
@@ -530,7 +530,6 @@  static int sundance_probe1(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 	for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 		((__le16 *)dev->dev_addr)[i] =
 			cpu_to_le16(eeprom_read(ioaddr, i + EEPROM_SA_OFFSET));
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	np = netdev_priv(dev);
 	np->base = ioaddr;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e100.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e100.c
index a59f077..ec800b0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e100.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e100.c
@@ -2928,8 +2928,7 @@  static int e100_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	e100_phy_init(nic);
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, nic->eeprom, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, nic->eeprom, ETH_ALEN);
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		if (!eeprom_bad_csum_allow) {
 			netif_err(nic, probe, nic->netdev, "Invalid MAC address from EEPROM, aborting\n");
 			err = -EAGAIN;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
index 294da56..b20fff1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
@@ -1123,9 +1123,8 @@  static int e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	}
 	/* don't block initalization here due to bad MAC address */
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, hw->mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, hw->mac_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr))
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr))
 		e_err(probe, "Invalid MAC Address\n");
 
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
index fbf75fd..337644d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
@@ -6228,11 +6228,10 @@  static int e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 			"NVM Read Error while reading MAC address\n");
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Invalid MAC Address: %pM\n",
-			netdev->perm_addr);
+			netdev->dev_addr);
 		err = -EIO;
 		goto err_eeprom;
 	}
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
index 31cfe2e..a0a31b5 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
@@ -2022,9 +2022,8 @@  static int igb_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "NVM Read Error\n");
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, hw->mac.addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, hw->mac.addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Invalid MAC Address\n");
 		err = -EIO;
 		goto err_eeprom;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
index 53281ff..8f66d45 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
@@ -2757,8 +2757,6 @@  static int igbvf_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		goto err_hw_init;
 	}
 
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-
 	setup_timer(&adapter->watchdog_timer, &igbvf_watchdog,
 	            (unsigned long) adapter);
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgb/ixgb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgb/ixgb_main.c
index ae96c10..c756412 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgb/ixgb_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgb/ixgb_main.c
@@ -500,9 +500,8 @@  ixgb_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	}
 
 	ixgb_get_ee_mac_addr(&adapter->hw, netdev->dev_addr);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		netif_err(adapter, probe, adapter->netdev, "Invalid MAC Address\n");
 		err = -EIO;
 		goto err_eeprom;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
index 20a5af6..20d6764 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
@@ -7444,9 +7444,8 @@  static int ixgbe_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	}
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, hw->mac.perm_addr, netdev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, hw->mac.perm_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		e_dev_err("invalid MAC address\n");
 		err = -EIO;
 		goto err_sw_init;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c
index 257357a..c27d986 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/ixgbevf_main.c
@@ -3328,8 +3328,6 @@  static int ixgbevf_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		goto err_sw_init;
 
 	/* The HW MAC address was set and/or determined in sw_init */
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, adapter->hw.mac.addr, netdev->addr_len);
-
 	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr)) {
 		pr_err("invalid MAC address\n");
 		err = -EIO;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/skge.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/skge.c
index 5544a1f..8b08bc4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/skge.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/skge.c
@@ -3855,7 +3855,6 @@  static struct net_device *skge_devinit(struct skge_hw *hw, int port,
 
 	/* read the mac address */
 	memcpy_fromio(dev->dev_addr, hw->regs + B2_MAC_1 + port*8, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	return dev;
 }
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
index 3269eb3..366a12a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
@@ -4801,7 +4801,6 @@  static struct net_device *sky2_init_netdev(struct sky2_hw *hw, unsigned port,
 
 	/* read the mac address */
 	memcpy_fromio(dev->dev_addr, hw->regs + B2_MAC_1 + port * 8, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	return dev;
 }
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/en_netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/en_netdev.c
index 75a3f46..b467513 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/en_netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/en_netdev.c
@@ -1655,10 +1655,8 @@  int mlx4_en_init_netdev(struct mlx4_en_dev *mdev, int port,
 
 	/* Set defualt MAC */
 	dev->addr_len = ETH_ALEN;
-	for (i = 0; i < ETH_ALEN; i++) {
+	for (i = 0; i < ETH_ALEN; i++)
 		dev->dev_addr[ETH_ALEN - 1 - i] = (u8) (priv->mac >> (8 * i));
-		dev->perm_addr[ETH_ALEN - 1 - i] = (u8) (priv->mac >> (8 * i));
-	}
 
 	/*
 	 * Set driver features
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/natsemi/natsemi.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/natsemi/natsemi.c
index f4ad60c..7a5e295 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/natsemi/natsemi.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/natsemi/natsemi.c
@@ -862,9 +862,6 @@  static int natsemi_probe1(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		prev_eedata = eedata;
 	}
 
-	/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-
 	np = netdev_priv(dev);
 	np->ioaddr = ioaddr;
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/s2io.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/s2io.c
index 7c94c08..bfd8873 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/s2io.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/s2io.c
@@ -8014,7 +8014,6 @@  s2io_init_nic(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *pre)
 	/*  Set the factory defined MAC address initially   */
 	dev->addr_len = ETH_ALEN;
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, sp->def_mac_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	/* initialize number of multicast & unicast MAC entries variables */
 	if (sp->device_type == XFRAME_I_DEVICE) {
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/vxge/vxge-main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/vxge/vxge-main.c
index 7c87105..794444e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/vxge/vxge-main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/neterion/vxge/vxge-main.c
@@ -4682,7 +4682,6 @@  vxge_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *pre)
 	/* Store the fw version for ethttool option */
 	strcpy(vdev->fw_version, ll_config->device_hw_info.fw_version.version);
 	memcpy(vdev->ndev->dev_addr, (u8 *)vdev->vpaths[0].macaddr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(vdev->ndev->perm_addr, vdev->ndev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	/* Copy the station mac address to the list */
 	for (i = 0; i < vdev->no_of_vpath; i++) {
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
index b53bf9d..ceb1617 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/nvidia/forcedeth.c
@@ -5730,9 +5730,8 @@  static int nv_probe(struct pci_dev *pci_dev, const struct pci_device_id *id)
 			"%s: set workaround bit for reversed mac addr\n",
 			__func__);
 	}
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(dev->perm_addr)) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr)) {
 		/*
 		 * Bad mac address. At least one bios sets the mac address
 		 * to 01:23:45:67:89:ab
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
index 6098fd4a..8e40ea0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
@@ -501,12 +501,11 @@  netxen_read_mac_addr(struct netxen_adapter *adapter)
 	for (i = 0; i < 6; i++)
 		netdev->dev_addr[i] = *(p + 5 - i);
 
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 	memcpy(adapter->mac_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
 	/* set station address */
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr))
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr))
 		dev_warn(&pdev->dev, "Bad MAC address %pM.\n", netdev->dev_addr);
 
 	return 0;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.c
index 67a679a..c0ed12d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.c
@@ -3867,7 +3867,6 @@  static int ql3xxx_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 		ndev->mtu = qdev->nvram_data.macCfg_port0.etherMtu_mac ;
 		ql_set_mac_addr(ndev, qdev->nvram_data.funcCfg_fn0.macAddress);
 	}
-	memcpy(ndev->perm_addr, ndev->dev_addr, ndev->addr_len);
 
 	ndev->tx_queue_len = NUM_REQ_Q_ENTRIES;
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlcnic/qlcnic_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlcnic/qlcnic_main.c
index 3655ca2..d331313 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlcnic/qlcnic_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlcnic/qlcnic_main.c
@@ -208,12 +208,11 @@  qlcnic_read_mac_addr(struct qlcnic_adapter *adapter)
 		return -EIO;
 
 	memcpy(netdev->dev_addr, mac_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(netdev->perm_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 	memcpy(adapter->mac_addr, netdev->dev_addr, netdev->addr_len);
 
 	/* set station address */
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->perm_addr))
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(netdev->dev_addr))
 		dev_warn(&pdev->dev, "Bad MAC address %pM.\n",
 					netdev->dev_addr);
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlge/qlge_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlge/qlge_main.c
index f80cd97..7c8ba1a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlge/qlge_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qlge/qlge_main.c
@@ -4586,7 +4586,6 @@  static int ql_init_device(struct pci_dev *pdev, struct net_device *ndev,
 		goto err_out2;
 	}
 
-	memcpy(ndev->perm_addr, ndev->dev_addr, ndev->addr_len);
 	/* Keep local copy of current mac address. */
 	memcpy(qdev->current_mac_addr, ndev->dev_addr, ndev->addr_len);
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/rdc/r6040.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/rdc/r6040.c
index ba0be4b..be3616d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/rdc/r6040.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/rdc/r6040.c
@@ -755,9 +755,6 @@  static void r6040_mac_address(struct net_device *dev)
 	iowrite16(adrp[0], ioaddr + MID_0L);
 	iowrite16(adrp[1], ioaddr + MID_0M);
 	iowrite16(adrp[2], ioaddr + MID_0H);
-
-	/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 }
 
 static int r6040_open(struct net_device *dev)
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c
index 5ac9332..b62a324 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139cp.c
@@ -1949,7 +1949,6 @@  static int cp_init_one (struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 		((__le16 *) (dev->dev_addr))[i] =
 		    cpu_to_le16(read_eeprom (regs, i + 7, addr_len));
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	dev->netdev_ops = &cp_netdev_ops;
 	netif_napi_add(dev, &cp->napi, cp_rx_poll, 16);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139too.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139too.c
index 5dc1616..1276ac7 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139too.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/8139too.c
@@ -991,7 +991,6 @@  static int rtl8139_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 	for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 		((__le16 *) (dev->dev_addr))[i] =
 		    cpu_to_le16(read_eeprom (ioaddr, i + 7, addr_len));
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	/* The Rtl8139-specific entries in the device structure. */
 	dev->netdev_ops = &rtl8139_netdev_ops;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index ed96f30..89184f3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -6948,7 +6948,6 @@  rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	/* Get MAC address */
 	for (i = 0; i < ETH_ALEN; i++)
 		dev->dev_addr[i] = RTL_R8(MAC0 + i);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	SET_ETHTOOL_OPS(dev, &rtl8169_ethtool_ops);
 	dev->watchdog_timeo = RTL8169_TX_TIMEOUT;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/silan/sc92031.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/silan/sc92031.c
index b231532..28f7268 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/silan/sc92031.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/silan/sc92031.c
@@ -1458,12 +1458,12 @@  static int sc92031_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *id)
 
 	mac0 = ioread32(port_base + MAC0);
 	mac1 = ioread32(port_base + MAC0 + 4);
-	dev->dev_addr[0] = dev->perm_addr[0] = mac0 >> 24;
-	dev->dev_addr[1] = dev->perm_addr[1] = mac0 >> 16;
-	dev->dev_addr[2] = dev->perm_addr[2] = mac0 >> 8;
-	dev->dev_addr[3] = dev->perm_addr[3] = mac0;
-	dev->dev_addr[4] = dev->perm_addr[4] = mac1 >> 8;
-	dev->dev_addr[5] = dev->perm_addr[5] = mac1;
+	dev->dev_addr[0] = mac0 >> 24;
+	dev->dev_addr[1] = mac0 >> 16;
+	dev->dev_addr[2] = mac0 >> 8;
+	dev->dev_addr[3] = mac0;
+	dev->dev_addr[4] = mac1 >> 8;
+	dev->dev_addr[5] = mac1;
 
 	err = register_netdev(dev);
 	if (err < 0)
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sis/sis900.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sis/sis900.c
index 5bffd97..efca14e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sis/sis900.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sis/sis900.c
@@ -247,8 +247,7 @@  static const struct ethtool_ops sis900_ethtool_ops;
  *	@net_dev: the net device to get address for
  *
  *	Older SiS900 and friends, use EEPROM to store MAC address.
- *	MAC address is read from read_eeprom() into @net_dev->dev_addr and
- *	@net_dev->perm_addr.
+ *	MAC address is read from read_eeprom() into @net_dev->dev_addr.
  */
 
 static int sis900_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
@@ -271,9 +270,6 @@  static int sis900_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
 	for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 	        ((u16 *)(net_dev->dev_addr))[i] = read_eeprom(ioaddr, i+EEPROMMACAddr);
 
-	/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-	memcpy(net_dev->perm_addr, net_dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-
 	return 1;
 }
 
@@ -284,8 +280,7 @@  static int sis900_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
  *
  *	SiS630E model, use APC CMOS RAM to store MAC address.
  *	APC CMOS RAM is accessed through ISA bridge.
- *	MAC address is read into @net_dev->dev_addr and
- *	@net_dev->perm_addr.
+ *	MAC address is read into @net_dev->dev_addr.
  */
 
 static int sis630e_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
@@ -311,9 +306,6 @@  static int sis630e_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
 		((u8 *)(net_dev->dev_addr))[i] = inb(0x71);
 	}
 
-	/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-	memcpy(net_dev->perm_addr, net_dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-
 	pci_write_config_byte(isa_bridge, 0x48, reg & ~0x40);
 	pci_dev_put(isa_bridge);
 
@@ -328,7 +320,7 @@  static int sis630e_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
  *
  *	SiS635 model, set MAC Reload Bit to load Mac address from APC
  *	to rfdr. rfdr is accessed through rfcr. MAC address is read into
- *	@net_dev->dev_addr and @net_dev->perm_addr.
+ *	@net_dev->dev_addr.
  */
 
 static int sis635_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
@@ -353,9 +345,6 @@  static int sis635_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
 		*( ((u16 *)net_dev->dev_addr) + i) = sr16(rfdr);
 	}
 
-	/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-	memcpy(net_dev->perm_addr, net_dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-
 	/* enable packet filtering */
 	sw32(rfcr, rfcrSave | RFEN);
 
@@ -375,7 +364,7 @@  static int sis635_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
  *	EEDONE signal to refuse EEPROM access by LAN.
  *	The EEPROM map of SiS962 or SiS963 is different to SiS900.
  *	The signature field in SiS962 or SiS963 spec is meaningless.
- *	MAC address is read into @net_dev->dev_addr and @net_dev->perm_addr.
+ *	MAC address is read into @net_dev->dev_addr.
  */
 
 static int sis96x_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
@@ -395,9 +384,6 @@  static int sis96x_get_mac_addr(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
 			for (i = 0; i < 3; i++)
 			        mac[i] = read_eeprom(ioaddr, i + EEPROMMACAddr);
 
-			/* Store MAC Address in perm_addr */
-			memcpy(net_dev->perm_addr, net_dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-
 			rc = 1;
 			break;
 		}
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
index a0bdf07..c8c4915 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
@@ -8366,14 +8366,12 @@  static void niu_pci_vpd_validate(struct niu *np)
 		return;
 	}
 
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, vpd->local_mac, ETH_ALEN);
+	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, vpd->local_mac, ETH_ALEN);
 
-	val8 = dev->perm_addr[5];
-	dev->perm_addr[5] += np->port;
-	if (dev->perm_addr[5] < val8)
-		dev->perm_addr[4]++;
-
-	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, dev->perm_addr, dev->addr_len);
+	val8 = dev->dev_addr[5];
+	dev->dev_addr[5] += np->port;
+	if (dev->dev_addr[5] < val8)
+		dev->dev_addr[4]++;
 }
 
 static int niu_pci_probe_sprom(struct niu *np)
@@ -8470,29 +8468,27 @@  static int niu_pci_probe_sprom(struct niu *np)
 	val = nr64(ESPC_MAC_ADDR0);
 	netif_printk(np, probe, KERN_DEBUG, np->dev,
 		     "SPROM: MAC_ADDR0[%08llx]\n", (unsigned long long)val);
-	dev->perm_addr[0] = (val >>  0) & 0xff;
-	dev->perm_addr[1] = (val >>  8) & 0xff;
-	dev->perm_addr[2] = (val >> 16) & 0xff;
-	dev->perm_addr[3] = (val >> 24) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[0] = (val >>  0) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[1] = (val >>  8) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[2] = (val >> 16) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[3] = (val >> 24) & 0xff;
 
 	val = nr64(ESPC_MAC_ADDR1);
 	netif_printk(np, probe, KERN_DEBUG, np->dev,
 		     "SPROM: MAC_ADDR1[%08llx]\n", (unsigned long long)val);
-	dev->perm_addr[4] = (val >>  0) & 0xff;
-	dev->perm_addr[5] = (val >>  8) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[4] = (val >>  0) & 0xff;
+	dev->dev_addr[5] = (val >>  8) & 0xff;
 
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(&dev->perm_addr[0])) {
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(&dev->dev_addr[0])) {
 		dev_err(np->device, "SPROM MAC address invalid [ %pM ]\n",
-			dev->perm_addr);
+			dev->dev_addr);
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}
 
-	val8 = dev->perm_addr[5];
-	dev->perm_addr[5] += np->port;
-	if (dev->perm_addr[5] < val8)
-		dev->perm_addr[4]++;
-
-	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, dev->perm_addr, dev->addr_len);
+	val8 = dev->dev_addr[5];
+	dev->dev_addr[5] += np->port;
+	if (dev->dev_addr[5] < val8)
+		dev->dev_addr[4]++;
 
 	val = nr64(ESPC_MOD_STR_LEN);
 	netif_printk(np, probe, KERN_DEBUG, np->dev,
@@ -9267,16 +9263,14 @@  static int niu_get_of_props(struct niu *np)
 		netdev_err(dev, "%s: OF MAC address prop len (%d) is wrong\n",
 			   dp->full_name, prop_len);
 	}
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, mac_addr, dev->addr_len);
-	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(&dev->perm_addr[0])) {
+	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, mac_addr, dev->addr_len);
+	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(&dev->dev_addr[0])) {
 		netdev_err(dev, "%s: OF MAC address is invalid\n",
 			   dp->full_name);
-		netdev_err(dev, "%s: [ %pM ]\n", dp->full_name, dev->perm_addr);
+		netdev_err(dev, "%s: [ %pM ]\n", dp->full_name, dev->dev_addr);
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}
 
-	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, dev->perm_addr, dev->addr_len);
-
 	model = of_get_property(dp, "model", &prop_len);
 
 	if (model)
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/sunvnet.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/sunvnet.c
index 1cf767e..289b4ee 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/sunvnet.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/sunvnet.c
@@ -1032,8 +1032,6 @@  static struct vnet *vnet_new(const u64 *local_mac)
 	for (i = 0; i < ETH_ALEN; i++)
 		dev->dev_addr[i] = (*local_mac >> (5 - i) * 8) & 0xff;
 
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
-
 	vp = netdev_priv(dev);
 
 	spin_lock_init(&vp->lock);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/toshiba/tc35815.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/toshiba/tc35815.c
index 23a789e..f16410e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/toshiba/tc35815.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/toshiba/tc35815.c
@@ -856,7 +856,6 @@  static int tc35815_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 	if (rc)
 		goto err_out;
 
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 	printk(KERN_INFO "%s: %s at 0x%lx, %pM, IRQ %d\n",
 		dev->name,
 		chip_info[ent->driver_data].name,
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/via/via-rhine.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/via/via-rhine.c
index 7992b3e..eab63e1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/via/via-rhine.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/via/via-rhine.c
@@ -990,7 +990,6 @@  static int rhine_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		netdev_info(dev, "Using random MAC address: %pM\n",
 			    dev->dev_addr);
 	}
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	/* For Rhine-I/II, phy_id is loaded from EEPROM */
 	if (!phy_id)
diff --git a/drivers/net/ieee802154/fakehard.c b/drivers/net/ieee802154/fakehard.c
index 1e9cb0b..8f1c256 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ieee802154/fakehard.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ieee802154/fakehard.c
@@ -372,7 +372,6 @@  static int ieee802154fake_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, "\xba\xbe\xca\xfe\xde\xad\xbe\xef",
 			dev->addr_len);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, dev->dev_addr, dev->addr_len);
 
 	/*
 	 * For now we'd like to emulate 2.4 GHz-only device,
diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/kalmia.c b/drivers/net/usb/kalmia.c
index 92c49e0..0192073 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/kalmia.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/kalmia.c
@@ -159,7 +159,6 @@  kalmia_bind(struct usbnet *dev, struct usb_interface *intf)
 	}
 
 	memcpy(dev->net->dev_addr, ethernet_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->net->perm_addr, ethernet_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	return status;
 }
diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/rndis_host.c b/drivers/net/usb/rndis_host.c
index 4a433583..cc49aac 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/rndis_host.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/rndis_host.c
@@ -431,7 +431,6 @@  generic_rndis_bind(struct usbnet *dev, struct usb_interface *intf, int flags)
 		goto halt_fail_and_release;
 	}
 	memcpy(net->dev_addr, bp, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(net->perm_addr, bp, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	/* set a nonzero filter to enable data transfers */
 	memset(u.set, 0, sizeof *u.set);
diff --git a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
index def12b3..c9c711d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
@@ -1055,7 +1055,6 @@  int i2400m_read_mac_addr(struct i2400m *i2400m)
 		result = 0;
 	}
 	net_dev->addr_len = ETH_ALEN;
-	memcpy(net_dev->perm_addr, ack_buf.ack_pl, ETH_ALEN);
 	memcpy(net_dev->dev_addr, ack_buf.ack_pl, ETH_ALEN);
 error_read_mac:
 	d_fnend(5, dev, "(i2400m %p) = %d\n", i2400m, result);
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/ipw2200.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/ipw2200.c
index 844f201..3e824b8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/ipw2200.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2x00/ipw2200.c
@@ -11327,7 +11327,6 @@  static int ipw_up(struct ipw_priv *priv)
 		if (!(priv->config & CFG_CUSTOM_MAC))
 			eeprom_parse_mac(priv, priv->mac_addr);
 		memcpy(priv->net_dev->dev_addr, priv->mac_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-		memcpy(priv->net_dev->perm_addr, priv->mac_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 		ipw_set_geo(priv);
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/cfg80211.c b/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/cfg80211.c
index a875499..3b3d471 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/cfg80211.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/mwifiex/cfg80211.c
@@ -2117,7 +2117,6 @@  struct wireless_dev *mwifiex_add_virtual_intf(struct wiphy *wiphy,
 	dev->ieee80211_ptr = priv->wdev;
 	dev->ieee80211_ptr->iftype = priv->bss_mode;
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, wiphy->perm_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, wiphy->perm_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 	SET_NETDEV_DEV(dev, wiphy_dev(wiphy));
 
 	dev->flags |= IFF_BROADCAST | IFF_MULTICAST;
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco/main.c b/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco/main.c
index 88e3ad2..1e802f8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco/main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco/main.c
@@ -2290,7 +2290,6 @@  int orinoco_if_add(struct orinoco_private *priv,
 	netif_carrier_off(dev);
 
 	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, wiphy->perm_addr, ETH_ALEN);
-	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, wiphy->perm_addr, ETH_ALEN);
 
 	dev->base_addr = base_addr;
 	dev->irq = irq;