[U-Boot-Users] ethact, ethprim and NET_MULTI
bwarren at qstreams.com
Fri Mar 9 01:05:12 CET 2007
--- vb <vb at vsbe.com> wrote:
> It is still very puzzling to me: unless I'm missing
> something, the
> only place where this environment variable is
> referenced is
> So, each time one tries any operation requiring
> communications, the active interface may change for
> some inappropriate
> reason - say one tried pinging with the cable not in
> the socket, or
> the host being pinged down.
> What is the rationale behind this moving active
> interface at any
> (quite possibly non intentional) disturbance?
Well, I can't speak to the author's original
intentions. You've probably noticed that the TCP/IP
capabilities of U-boot are very limited. A board has
a single address which is not bound to a specific
I expect that the most common use for Ethernet
connectivity is TFTP. I guess it's assumed that you
have things cabled properly, and if not, you don't
care which interface is used to get your image.
What's the downside? A 10-second timeout?
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