[PATCH] Fix byte-swapped ethernet addr for Asante Fast 10/100 PCI Adapter

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Dec 23 11:05:58 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 01:27, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> >   Original:  00:00:B5:94:71:86  [INCORRECT]
> >    Patched:  00:00:94:B5:86:71  [CORRECT]
> >
> > Is it sufficient to simply check the first two bytes of the mac address
> > to determine this?  (This is what the attached patch does.  I added a
> > check for the first byte being 0x00 for the Asante card.)
> >
> > Should the first three bytes of the mac address be used intead?  (Note
> > that I can only identify 00:A0:CC as one of the Lite-On mac addresses
> > that would be matched by the code segment above.  I don't see a 00:C0:**
> > entry for Lite-On in the IEEE database.)
> I'd check the first three bytes (after byte swapping :-) - there's plenty
> of other OUIs with the leading two bytes zero.

This is a card with an Open Firmware driver or not ? If it has, then
I'd rather use the OF properties (like name property) to detect this
specific card and flip the MAC


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