[Bug 262406] [re] if_re doesn't generate MAC address if hardware has none

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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 22:56:23 UTC

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commit 55747938b5c4c913f742fd03189f0c660ced7bef
Author:     Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org>
AuthorDate: 2023-02-27 22:50:56 +0000
Commit:     Warner Losh <imp@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2023-02-27 22:51:27 +0000

    if_re: Generate an address if there is none in the EEPROM

    There exists hardware that has no ethernet address burned into
    the EEPROM. Loading if_re on such a HW brings the device up
    with '00:00:00:00:00:00' as the address, and that doesn't get
    you too far in a real network.

    PR: 262406
    Reviewed by: imp
    Pull Request: https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-src/pull/670
    Signed-off-by: Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org>
    Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D34485

 sys/dev/re/if_re.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

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