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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 8139too.c patch to allow setting of MAC address to actually work.
Ben Greear wrote:
>
> This was gleaned from conversations with Donald Becker w/regard
> to why: ifconfig eth1 hw ether a:b:c:d:e:f
> fails to work with the RTL drivers.
>
> This fixes the problem, at least on my machine:
>
> (The new line has ### in front of it..)
>
> 8139too.c, line 1229, from kernel 2.4.prerelease:
>
> /* Check that the chip has finished the reset. */
> for (i = 1000; i > 0; i--)
> if ((RTL_R8 (ChipCmd) & CmdReset) == 0)
> break;
>
> /* Restore our idea of the MAC address. */
> ### RTL_W8_F (Cfg9346, 0xC0); /* Fix provided by Becker */
> RTL_W32_F (MAC0 + 0, cpu_to_le32 (*(u32 *) (dev->dev_addr + 0)));
> RTL_W32_F (MAC0 + 4, cpu_to_le32 (*(u32 *) (dev->dev_addr + 4)));
>
> The 2.2.18 driver is broken too, but I think Donald is going to send
> the fixes for it.

I have updated 8139too to include this and other changes. The new
version can be downloaded from the SourceForge project page
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/), and hopefully it should show
up in a release kernel eventually...

Jeff


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