multicast for 8260 for 2.6.13

Dan Malek dan at
Fri Jul 21 01:44:11 EST 2006

On Jul 20, 2006, at 10:45 AM, Harnois Anne-Sophie wrote:

> In the file arch/ppc/8260_io/fcc_enet.c, set_multicast_list  
> function is
> commented out and I can't figure out why.

Read the mailing list archives.

> I checked the code, removed the comments and tried it, and multicast
> seemed to work properly.

Sorry, but that code will never work on a 82xx.

> What am I missing?
> Could someone explain me why this is commented out?

Because it was copied from the 8xx many years ago when
I ported the driver, and the 82xx lacks the CRC generator
support.  You can enable promiscuous mode, which is
what I suspect you did, and then the Linux IP stack will
do the multicast filtering.

By the way, this driver is obsolete and you should be
using the version in drivers/net/fs_enet.


	-- Dan

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