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

Ladislav Michl ladis at linux-mips.org
Thu Aug 26 18:13:04 CEST 2004

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 05:03:20PM +0200, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> 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.

I have question regarding this section. If interface is able to
store mac address in its own eeprom then _no_ definition in enviroment
should _ever_ exist. What does point "o" 4th mean? Do you really want to
allow U-Boot and (for example) Linux to boot with different mac address?


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