[U-Boot-Users] problems using TSEC Ethernet without CONFIG_NET_MULTI

vb vb at vsbe.com
Fri Mar 9 18:40:49 CET 2007

Wolfgang, I of course am not going to argue with you - I don't have
the big picture you have. So, let me take back my statement about this
being useless in general :-)

But I certainly see a class of applications where it brings no value,
as I described above. While I am fixing some other issues with the
570x driver, I will suggest a patch to make this switching optional.


On 3/9/07, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> In message <f608b67d0703090846n3fc522f2mcd4c9b770644383d at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> >
> > This is such an arcane purpose - I wonder how many people think this
> > is a valuable feature? In most cases a system has multiple ethernet
> Many people conside rit extremely important to be able to run a system
> with redundant netowrk interfaces.
> > interface B. This automated interface skipping is actually a very
> > harmful in some situations.
> Perhaps you might be so kind as to elucidate?
> > The ability to register multiple interfaces and pick one of them for
> > all communications is a great one. But the automated switch from
> > interface to interface should definitely not be the default behavior.
> THis is your opinion. Me, and others, disagree.
> > I wonder what is the u-boot community consensus on this issue. I guess
> > not many people bring up boards with multiple enet interfaces...
> You may be wrong. There may be more customers using this feature than
> you expect, and the number  of  systems  where  it's  being  used  in
> production is probably in the millions by now.
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
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