[U-Boot-Users] Proposal for patch to configure network parameters

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Fri Apr 20 22:40:08 CEST 2007

Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
> U-Boot has  a number of network parameters like
> etc.
> While these can be defined in an "include/configs/<board>.h",
> it would be nice to be able to define this in a separate file
> since they are really not board specific.

I agree that these don't belong in the board config file.  In fact, I don't see why they 
should be board-specific at all.  The U-Boot code in denx.de should have a config.h 
somewhere that specifies these, but we should probably not encourage board maintainers to 
have their own versions.

> This would allow you to automatically analyse your machine
> to find out your host ipaddress, and add an appropriate
> ipaddr, netmask, gatewayip etc and overwrite the file with a custom
> default network configuration before you build.

I don't think it makes sense to claim that the network properties are somehow tied to a 
board.  Are there boards out there that have to have certain IP addresses?

Timur Tabi
Linux Kernel Developer @ Freescale

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