[U-Boot-Users] MAC address question...

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Aug 26 17:03:20 CEST 2004

In message < at wheresmymailserver.com> you wrote:
> However, changing the EEPROM MAC address is troublesome, because the 
> /drivers/smc91111.c doesn't seem to support programming the attached 
> EEPROM. (you can get_rom_mac, but not set_rom_mac).
> Before I started adding things, does anyone else have the same issue?

Where exactly is the provlem? This case should be covered by  U-Boot.
See  the  paragraphs  starting  with "If the network interface stores
some valid MAC address..." in section "Note  for  Redundant  Ethernet
Interfaces" in the README.

> What I was thinking of doing was defining some reserved memory locations of 
> the processor as FLASH, and handle this in /board/specific/flash.c - a 

Defining memory locations of the processor as flash? ?? ???

What exactly are you talking about????

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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