[GIT PULL] SoCFPGA DTS updates for v4.7, part3

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue May 17 15:43:58 PDT 2016

On Tuesday 10 May 2016 09:43:11 Dinh Nguyen wrote:
> If not too late, please pull in this patch for v4.7.
> Thanks,
> Dinh
> The following changes since commit 02da2d72174c61988eb4456b53f405e3ebdebce4:
>   Linux 4.6-rc5 (2016-04-24 16:17:05 -0700)
> are available in the git repository at:
>   git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dinguyen/linux.git socfpga_for_next_v4.7_dts_part_3
> for you to fetch changes up to fca689561e8170ad954b982b9ce2160a06d9435e:
>   ARM: dts: socfpga: add ethernet alias on Arria10 (2016-05-03 09:25:21 -0500)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> SoCFPGA DTS update for v4.7, part 3
> - Add ethernet alias on Arria10

I was going to put this into the next/late branch that already has some other
changes, but in the end I decided to drop it because it is based on
a later -rc release than the other branches, and doesn't seem obvious
or important enough.

Just a clarification about the contents of the patch, you write:

    Without having an ethernet alias, ethernet will have a random MAC address,
    versus take an address that was provided from the bootloader.

Why is the alias needed to get the right MAC address? How does the
bootloader pass it?


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