[U-Boot-Users] ARP request packet size

Dominique bastien ip6helper at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 2 14:08:31 CEST 2005

Most of the network device contains a bit to configure
padding or not padding (it's why network stack doesn't
do anything for that).  Try to find inside Linux or
BSD a reference implementation of your chipset, it's
useful when you write a network driver for the first

--- pradeep sawlani <pradep at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am porting u-boot and i am writing network
> driver.When uboot tries to send 
> Arp request the packet size is 42 bytes and hence
> the other machines in 
> network dont accept the request as the minimum size
> of ethernet frame should 
> be 64bytes and hence ARP request packet is dropped.
> The problem is should 
> the padding of packet to 64bytes should be done in
> driver code or there is 
> other solution ????
> Regards,
> Pradeep.

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