[PATCH v4 06/12] ARM: dove: add gigabit ethernet and mvmdio device tree nodes

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Wed May 22 13:32:51 EDT 2013

On 05/22/2013 06:59 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 09:10:10AM -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
>> iirc, our solution to this was to parse the ATAGs for the mac addr and
>> update the appended dtb.  This way, module load and unload would work
>> without loosing the mac address.  I believe Jason Gunthorpe has a patch
>> to atags_to_fdt() for this...  This should allow us to get rid of the
>> clocks hack.
> Sorry, no, we don't use ATAGs here, our platforms start the kernel
> with a correct DTB that has the correct mac address to use. My patch
> was to have the driver accept it, and I think Sebastian has already
> got that functionality...

Not neccessary anyway, after talking Jason C in a Kirkwood-only
workaround I prepared a patch that reads mac address registers early
and stores it in the local-mac-address property.

Just tested on Dockstar with gated clocks and modular DT mv643xx_eth.

Will append to the DT mv643xx_eth patch set if a v5 will be required
or as single patch prior Jason C taking in the ARM part of it


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