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Re: [RFC PATCH v2] au1000_eth: get ethernet address from platform_data

To: Manuel Lauss <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2] au1000_eth: get ethernet address from platform_data
From: Wolfgang Grandegger <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:51:08 +0200
Cc: Linux-MIPS <>, Wolfgang Grandegger <>, Florian Fainelli <>
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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 <>
> Cc: Florian Fainelli <>
> Signed-off-by: Manuel Lauss <>
> ---
> 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 will give the patch a try tomorrow morning when I'm back in the office.


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