EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Mark A. Greer mgreer at mvista.com
Thu Mar 28 02:46:42 EST 2002

Michael Sokolov wrote:

> Mark A. Greer <mgreer at mvista.com> wrote:
> > Forget the last one, here's attempt #3:
> I can live with this.

I like it too.

> But why is the MAC address in ASCII? Why not simply put the 6 bytes in there?
> Why the extra burden of parsing the ASCII?

Yes, it is ASCII.  I prefer the actual 6 bytes too but I know others have
expressed a strong preference for ASCII when dumping the bi_rec data (although
in this example the mac addr is just as easy to read in a hex dump).

Does anyone have a problem if the MAC address is changed to be binary?  Come to
think of it, since its of BI_DEV_TYPE_GT_ETH we can probably do what we want
since it only affects us.  Let'see if anyone comes up with a valid reason not to


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