[PATCH] Convert to mac-address for ethernet MAC address data.
jdl at freescale.com
Fri Aug 4 07:55:43 EST 2006
On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 16:49, Kumar Gala wrote:
> > - mac_addr = get_property(np, "address", NULL);
> > - memcpy(gfar_data.mac_addr, mac_addr, 6);
> > + mac_addr = get_property(np, "local-mac-address", NULL);
> If "mac-address" the preferred mechanism, why dont we check for it
It's not. "local-mac-address" is. But that is HW specific.
SW version comes in as "mac-address". Here's what was said
earlier by Paul Nasrat:
Well I'm biased and say we shouldn't reinvent the wheel
with dtc if we don't need to. I've sent Jon a patch to
start validating this for dtc and am waiting feedback
before I add additional device_types. So we should have
local-mac-address be preassiged hwaddr and mac-address last
used. For some setups this would be the same persistently,
but I can envisage some non OF setups populating mac-address
from the card.
Which I interpreted to mean the order: local-mac-address first,
mac-address next, and the obsolete one, "address" last.
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