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Subject[PATCH] 8139too.c patch to allow setting of MAC address to actually work.

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)

/* 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.


Ben Greear (
Author of ScryMUD: 4444 (Released under GPL)
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