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Re: [PATCH] natsemi update 1/4 Use assigned MAC address

To: "Gary N Spiess" <Gary.Spiess@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] natsemi update 1/4 Use assigned MAC address
From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 11:16:38 -0700
Cc: manfred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 12:58:55 -0500
"Gary N Spiess" <Gary.Spiess@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jeff,
> 
> I agree with all comments.  Regarding the total elimination of this patch ...
> 
> Only our bootrom knows the MAC address that should be used, and it appends it 
> to the bootargs.  If there is a way for the userspace to take a peek at the 
> bootargs (or a similar mechanism), we can use the ifconfig method to assign 
> the MAC address instead of changing the driver.  I'd prefer it.

/proc/cmdline??

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