Subject: Re: DP83815 ethernet chips, revision numbers
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/21/2006 13:40:23
In message <20060221193921.GB16377@multics.mit.edu>, "Charles M. Hannum" writes
>I don't know about either of the boards you're talking about specifically,
>but it's very common for embedded systems to not have SEEPROMs connected
>to the MACs, and instead do some machine-specific initialization. It
>saves an annoying manufacturing step.
Yes. My solution is to modify if_sip.c to check for dev_propdb(...,
"mac-addr", ...) and use that instead of trying to read the EEPROM, if it's
been set. It works on a system, anyway.