DPAA Ethernet traffice troubles with Linux kernel

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Wed Jan 17 08:00:48 AEDT 2018

> *Given this if we disable that bit, we get the matching "Universally
> Administered Address" 00000100 (Binary), 04 (Hex) -> "04:00:00", hence my
> question:"*
> This has something to do with the MAC adresses being locally administered
> .. and since whe can use Uboot and choose any Mac addr we want, this could
> make sense..

You cannot just flip this bit. Universally administered addresses are
allocated by the IEEE. You need to purchase them from the IEEE.
Locally administered MAC addresses you can use, and any sane DHCP
server should work with them.

This also does not fit with mii-tool -R observation.


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