[PATCH] net: use the same alias stem for ethernet as linux

Michael Walle michael at walle.cc
Sat Apr 24 13:03:02 CEST 2021

Am 2021-02-25 16:51, schrieb Michael Walle:
> Linux uses the prefix "ethernet" whereas u-boot uses "eth". This is 
> from
> the linux tree:
> $ grep "eth[0-9].*=.*&" arch/**/*dts{,i}|wc -l
> 0
> $ grep "ethernet[0-9].*=.*&" arch/**/*dts{,i}|wc -l
> 633
> In u-boot device trees both prefixes are used. Until recently the only
> user of the ethernet alias was the sandbox test device tree. This
> changed with commit fc054d563bfb ("net: Introduce DSA class for 
> Ethernet
> switches"). There, the MAC addresses are inherited based on the devices
> sequence IDs which is in turn given by the device tree.
> Before there are more users in u-boot and both worlds will differ even
> more, rename the alias prefix to "ethernet" to match the linux ones.
> Also adapt the test cases and rename any old aliases in the u-boot
> device trees.
> Cc: David Wu <david.wu at rock-chips.com>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Walle <michael at walle.cc>
> ---
> Vladimir, I didn't do another patch to rename any ethernet aliases to
> "eth". Though kontron boards contain "ethernetN" aliases, all in tree
> variants don't make use of it. So there is nothing to be fixed.

ping :)


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