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Re: R10k O2

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 03:49:03PM -0500, Stephen M. Rumble wrote:
> Quoting Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>:
> >On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 03:24:37PM -0500, Stephen M. Rumble wrote:
> >>It should just be querying ARCBIOS for the address. Does 'printenv' in
> >>the PROM show 'ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff' as well?
> >
> >Yes - some nvram problem, or can I just overwrite it?
> I believe the address lives in a DS2502 EPROM on the pci riser.

Interesting: when rebooting the machine says:

unmounting file systems... done
halting..ds2502_init: presence pulse not detected

... and actually there is no pci riser in this machine ;-)

> If the O2 will store arbitrarily-named environment variables in its  
> flash, you could define eaddr2 and fall back on it in if_mec. It's  
> somewhat less disgusting and could be useful in the future.

Seems like it does, but the topic is moot - the machine
does not want to play with me anymore (does not power up at all).
Guess I'll stop touching O2 hardware, it's way too fragile.


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