[U-Boot-Users] MAC address setting
wd at denx.de
Thu Jul 6 09:58:23 CEST 2006
In message <BAY121-F10E8C00BC2499BA458BAC9C3770 at phx.gbl> you wrote:
> There are many ways to set the MAC address with U-boot.
True. But the fact is, that U-Boot normally doies NOT set the MAC
address at all - not unless it needs it for U-0Boot operations like
network related commands.
> you can hard code the MAC address in include/configs/xxx.h where xxx.h is
> your board configuration file.
I'm sorry, but thisis a really stupid idea. You will end up with many
systems all using the same MAC address which is in violation of the
standards and will cause lots of nasty trouble later.
DON'T DO THIS!
> You can also develop command to accept the MAC address and put in EEPROM of
> MAC controller.
Of course. But please understand that this is not U-Boot's responsibility.
It's a Linux driver issue.
> >From: "Jevgeni Zolotarjov" <zhenja at zlo.ee>
> >To: u-boot-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> >Subject: [U-Boot-Users] MAC address setting
> >Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 08:53:17 +0300
And please don't top post / full quote!!
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