svn commit: r270268 - head/share/man/man4

Bjoern A. Zeeb bz at
Thu Aug 21 12:50:12 UTC 2014

Author: bz
Date: Thu Aug 21 12:50:11 2014
New Revision: 270268

  Document MAC address selection and setting for atse(4).
  Submitted by:	brooks
  MFC after:	3 days
  Sponsored by:	DARPA/AFRL


Modified: head/share/man/man4/altera_atse.4
--- head/share/man/man4/altera_atse.4	Thu Aug 21 12:30:01 2014	(r270267)
+++ head/share/man/man4/altera_atse.4	Thu Aug 21 12:50:11 2014	(r270268)
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-.\" Copyright (c) 2013 SRI International
+.\" Copyright (c) 2013-2014 SRI International
 .\" All rights reserved.
 .\" This software was developed by SRI International and the University of
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd October 18, 2013
+.Dd May 21, 2014
@@ -66,6 +66,25 @@ The current version of the
 driver supports the Ethernet MegaCore as described in version 11.1 of
 Altera's documentation when the device is configured with internal FIFOs.
+The default MAC address for each
+interface is derived from a value stored in
+.Xr cfi 4
+The value is managed by the
+.Xr atsectl 8
+Only a single MAC address may be stored in flash.
+If the address begins with the Altera prefix 00:07:ed and ends in 00 then
+up to 16 addresses will be derived from it by adding the unit number of
+the interface to the stored address.
+For other prefixes, the address will be assigned to atse0 and random     
+addresses will be used for other interfaces.
+If the stored address is invalid, for example all zero's, multicast, or the
+default address shipped on all DE4 boards (00:07:ed:ff:ed:15) then a random
+address is generated when the device is attached.
 .Xr miibus 4 ,
 .Xr netintro 4 ,

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