[U-Boot-Users] U-boot automatic selection of redundant ethern et interfaces?

Mark Doherty mdoherty at arca-technologies.com
Wed Oct 29 10:20:48 CET 2003

Thanks for your reply enzo, 

as it happens I'm quite happy with the functionality I have now, though I'll
certainly have a good sift through your driver :)

Much appreciated, 


-----Original Message-----
From: Figini Enzo
To: 'Mark Doherty'
Cc: u-boot-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: 29/10/03 07:33
Subject: R: [U-Boot-Users] U-boot automatic selection of redundant ethern et

> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: u-boot-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> [mailto:u-boot-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]Per conto di Mark
> Doherty
> Inviato: martedì 28 ottobre 2003 14.01
> A: 'Wolfgang Denk'
> Cc: 'u-boot-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
> Oggetto: RE: [U-Boot-Users] U-boot automatic selection of redundant
> ethern et interfaces?
> Dear Wolfgang,
> >
> > I don't know if the "ping" code takes redundand  ethernet
> interfaces
> > into  account,  i. e. if it will toggle interfaces. I don't
> even know
> > if this makes sense - "ping" is  intended  to  test  if
> somebody  is
> > responding,  and  it  makes  probably  no  sense  here to
> distinguish
> > between the remote ost being down or cable disconnected or
> interface
> > broken.
> >
> > It's a differetn issue with a  network  boot  (dhcp,  bootp
>  or  tftp
> > command)  - you expect these to work, and if they are
> failingit seems
> > a good idea to try an alternative inteface if there is one.
> >
> It works as you suggested, ping doesn't use redundant
> interfaces but tftp
> certainly does, initially it times out the first time it
> tries a transfer
> (which initially threw me!) but the second time it works
> nicely. Exactly
> what I was looking for,
> thank you.
> Mark.
I had the same problem in our propritary board based on MPC8260.
I modified the fcc driver files for use the fcc like external driver
new define and work fine (also with tftp).
If it's what you need, see attached file.


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