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

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] natsemi update 1/4 Use assigned MAC address
From: "Gary N Spiess" <Gary.Spiess@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 16:12:49 -0500
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Stephen,

Scrap patch 1 of 4, we don't need or want it.  (I'm feeling so sheepish.)

Thanks, Gary

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On 6/7/2004 at 11:16 AM Stephen Hemminger wrote:

>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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