Netra X1

Pete Bentley pete at
Fri Aug 22 03:23:50 PDT 2003

On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 12:31 AM, Marius Strobl wrote:
> Just curious, could you please try the attached patch and check if the
> MAC addresses get set and then set local-mac-address in the 
> OpenFirmware
> and check again if the dc interfaces get different MAC addresses?
> The patch should work (I'm just not sure about the different MAC 
> addresses
> part),

I'll have a play with it - it looks helpful but not quite right.

For example if dc_read_eeprom() ever gets a non-zero mac address it'll
skip over the OF code.  Also if local-mac-address? is true it looks like
it'll leave a zeroed MAC address on the interface, but for 
being false, it'll program the interface with the hosts's MAC address.

That last case is handy for me and possibly others running X1's...

> however Maxime doesn't want to have this in the device driver but
> at a higher level.

I'd agree with that - otherwise doesn't every ethernet driver on sparc64
need extra code to decide whether to respect the local-mac-address 


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