EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Thu Mar 21 04:11:10 EST 2002

Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:

> I'm getting a bit tired about this discussion.

I got tired a long time ago.

> We  start  with  siome
> nice  ideas,  then  some open issues pop up, and instead of trying to
> find a solution we drop everything again.

No, we don't drop everything again, there is my patch, and Mark said he'll push
it if there is no consensus in the next few days, which I've already bet $50

> For instance. Hey, but we are talking about a very, very special case
> here - when you have set of non-standard controllers which don't know
> their own addresses _and_ need to get a specific assignment _and_ you
> don't know the initialization sequence _and_ ...
> For 98% of all practical purposes it will be sufficient to  pass  the
> list of MAC addresses, and for 1.95% it will be sufficient to combine
> the  MAC  address  with  information about the driver type (GT, 82xx,
> ...).

But this is lousy logic, it's this kind of logic (it's OK for 98% of cases)
that has given us the crap we have right now.

Just what is wrong with my solution of BI_GT64260_ETH_CFG, BI_8260_ETH_CFG,
BI_8XX_ETH_CFG, etc?


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