[PATCH 1/2] net/smscx5xx: use the device tree for mac address

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Feb 3 07:23:59 PST 2016

On Wednesday 03 February 2016 16:02:38 Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> This takes the MAC address for smsc75xx/smsc95xx USB network devices
> from a the device tree. This is required to get a usable persistent
> address on the popular beagleboard, whose hardware designers
> accidentally forgot that an ethernet device really requires an a
> MAC address to be functional.
> The smsc75xx and smsc95xx drivers are just two copies of the
> same code, so better fix both.
> Tested-by: Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak at v3.sk>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>

I have no memory of writing this patch, where did you find it?

The changelog sounds like I wrote it, so I assume it was me after all.

> +       address = of_get_property(dev->udev->dev.of_node,
> +                                 "local-mac-address", NULL);
> +       if (address) {
> +               memcpy(dev->net->dev_addr, address, ETH_ALEN);
> +               return;
> +       }

This should use of_get_mac_address(), not an open-coded property
lookup. The function was probably added after I wrote the
the original patch.


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