ionic: don't remove netdev->dev_addr when syncing uc list

Bridging, and possibly other upper stack gizmos, adds the
lower device's netdev->dev_addr to its own uc list, and
then requests it be deleted when the upper bridge device is
removed.  This delete request also happens with the bridging
vlan_filtering is enabled and then disabled.

Bonding has a similar behavior with the uc list, but since it
also uses set_mac to manage netdev->dev_addr, it doesn't have
the same the failure case.

Because we store our netdev->dev_addr in our uc list, we need
to ignore the delete request from dev_uc_sync so as to not
lose the address and all hope of communicating.  Note that
ndo_set_mac_address is expressly changing netdev->dev_addr,
so no limitation is set there.

Fixes: 2a654540be10 ("ionic: Add Rx filter and rx_mode ndo support")
Signed-off-by: Shannon Nelson <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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