[U-Boot] [PATCH v2] lsxl: add support for lschlv2 and lsxhl

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Mar 27 23:13:38 CEST 2012

Dear Michael,

In message <201203272255.59259.michael at walle.cc> you wrote:
> Wolfgang, what do you think about relaxing this policy a bit and allowing this 
> class of devices (no service port/serial port available, no storage for the 
> MAC address besides the environment) to use hardcoded values (maybe defined in 
> a place common to all boards). Again, i don't think my device is the only one 
> with this problem.

Probably it is not the only device, but eventually all the others
found other working solutions?

I still fail to understand why you would need fixed network settings.
Evenin emergency cases, the only parameter you really need is a MAC
address, all others can be fetched for example from a DHCP server.

As for the MAC address, it is in such emergencies OK to use a random
locally administered Ethernet address. Note the "random" - hard-
coding the same address for all devices is definitely a No-Go.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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