[PATCH RFC] cmd: fix net list command

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Nov 16 14:29:03 CET 2021

Dear Michal,

In message <d5ebea06-a896-a4ef-97ae-e9496605ff55 at xilinx.com> you wrote:
> In perfect world u-boot will just get it and use. And if manufacturer 
> doesn't do it properly but want to enable ethernet in u-boot random 
> address could be a solution for them.
> And then in Linux where drivers are available you will use the right one.

You miss the point.  The whole argument is about who is control of
the system - can I as user do what I want, or are there some stupid
limitations in the system that prevent me from doing it.

But if the user of the system decides to use a specific MAC address
(for whatever reason ever), the software should just do what he
requests, and use this MAC address on no other one.  It is up to the
user to decide which is "the right one".

> But back to this patch. I think it is good that net list will show all 
> mac addresses even they are not saved in environment.


Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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