On 07/19/2010 02:55 PM, Manuel Lauss wrote:
> Modify au1000_eth to receive an ethernet address from platform data,
> or choose a random one.
> The default address is usually provided by the firmware; modify
> platform device registration to use it if the board code has not
> already overridden it.
> Cc: Wolfgang Grandegger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Florian Fainelli <email@example.com>
> Signed-off-by: Manuel Lauss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> v2: diffed against linus-git, on top of Wolfgang's patch
> "mips/alchemy: define eth platform devices in the correct order"
> This one should actually apply cleanly.
> IMHO a device driver should not call firmware-specific functions
> (be it MIPS-style prom_get_*(), OF properties or whatever) to
> get missing information. Instead this should be done by the
> platform code which sets up the device. This patch does just that.
> Compile-tested only. Florian, Wolfgang: could you please give this
> a try on your boards? If it works and you agree to it, I'll
> resubmit it also to linux-netdev. Thank you! (I don't have
> accessible au1000-eth hardware).
I gave the patch a try. The kernel builds and runs fine. The eth's are
realized in the correct order and do work properly. Feel free to add my
"Tested-by: Wolfgang Grandegger <email@example.com>".