[PATCH 2/2] ARM: bcm2835: dt: Add the ethernet to the device tree

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Feb 3 08:11:14 PST 2016

On 02/03/2016 08:02 AM, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> The hub and the ethernet in its port 1 are hardwired on the board.
> Compared to the adapters that can be plugged into the USB ports, this
> one has no serial EEPROM to store its MAC. Nevertheless, the Raspberry Pi
> has the MAC address for this adapter in its ROM, accessible from its
> firmware.
> U-Boot can read out the address and set the local-mac-address property of the
> node with "ethernet" alias. Let's add the node so that U-Boot can do its
> business.

Good to see we're getting a standard for this.

Have you talked to the RPi Foundation about updating their binary 
bootloader to follow this protocol? I'll certainly ack changes to make 
this work for U-Boot, provided the USB core patch this relies upon is 

> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/bcm2835-rpi-b-plus.dts b/arch/arm/boot/dts/bcm2835-rpi-b-plus.dts

> +&usb {
> +	usb1 at 01 {
> +		compatible = "usb1d6b,0002";
> +		reg = <01>;
> +		#address-cells = <1>;
> +		#size-cells = <0>;
> +
> +		ethernet: usbether at 01 {
> +			compatible = "usb0424,9514";
> +			reg = <01>;

Ib both unit addresses and both reg properties, I would expect "1" not 
"01" since there's usually no leading 0 fill for those.

I'm curious why the VID values for the hub and Ethernet device don't 
match since those are part of the same combo chip. Is there a typo 
there, or did SMSC really do something odd in HW?

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