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

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sat Apr 21 01:14:35 CEST 2007

In message <02b301c78397$9909dfd0$01c4af0a at Glamdring> you wrote:
> > 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?
> If you setup serverip to point at your PC for board test&manufacture then 
> you can do:
> setenv bootcmd     tftp 21000000 autoscript.myboard     ;     autoscr 
> 21000000
> in your default (compile time) configuration.
> Connect Ethernet
> Power Up
> autoscript is downloaded and executed
> LED starts to blink when ready.
> Power Down
> Next board...
> The autoscript.myboard is regenerated for every new board so they get a new 
> "ethaddr"
> and other custom features..
> I really do not see the harm in this.

But to do this, no changes to the U-Boot code are  needed.  Just  set
your  default network configuration in the board config file, and you
are all set.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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