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Re: SMSC LAN9118 Family driver
From: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 21:56:58 +0900
> > The MAC Address auto-loaded to the register ADDR[HL] by LAN9118, if valid
> > EEPROM on board. Maybe all ISA device have valid EEPROM.
> > However GUMSTIX not have EEPROM. And calculate from serial-number of
> > board.
> Hmm, is if_smsh_gxio.c GUMSTIC specific?
Yes, it is.
> I.e. is the EEPROM backend dependent or each evaluation board dependent?
No, isn't. Maybe it evalusion board dependent.
> If some on-board ISA-based smsh(4) doesn't have EEPROM
> but other smsh(4) on the ISA slot might have EEPROM,
> it should be handled by proplib, like wm(4) on iyonix.
I think that the case is very rare. I think that I can remove EEPROM.
For instance, re(4) and tlp(4), etc. Should we use proplib in
if_ethersubr.c::ether_ifattach() if it worries about such a case?
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