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Re: SMSC LAN9118 Family driver

Hi! Tsutsui-san,

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
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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