Subject: Re: `tlp' driver update
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/1999 22:43:48
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On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>On Sat, 25 Sep 1999 16:37:27 -0400 (EDT)
> Luoqi Chen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Jason, which platform are you developing on? There seems to be an
> > endianess problem with data read in from SROM - the ether address
> > are byte-swapped on a power mac.
>Alpha, it's little-endian.
>To clarify... they're byte-swapped out of the EEPROM, but the chip
>does respond to that address once you've configured everything up?
>...I'll see what I can do about the EEPROM byte order thing.
Funny. Older mac's (the last-generation mac68k's used to have a problem
where the ether address actually _was_ burned in backwards... From the
as, ao, etheraddr:
H/W ethernet address is burned in bitwise reverse on Q9?0
and Ethernet NB card. Thus, ao, as and etheraddr reports the
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