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Subject[PATCH] Janitor: drivers/net/pcnet32: fix incorrect comments

Please sign-off/ack/apply and/or forward upstream.

[PATCH] Janitor: drivers/net/pcnet32: fix incorrect comments

The comments concerning how the pcnet32 ethernet device driver selects
the MAC addr to use are incorrect. A recent patch (in the last 3 months)
changed how the code worked, but did not change the comments.

Side comment: the new behaviour is good; I've got a pcnet32 card which
powers up with garbage in the CSR's, and a good MAC addr in the PROM.

Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <>


drivers/net/pcnet32.c | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6.16-git6/drivers/net/pcnet32.c
--- linux-2.6.16-git6.orig/drivers/net/pcnet32.c 2006-03-23 12:21:41.000000000 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.16-git6/drivers/net/pcnet32.c 2006-03-28 16:08:23.398158717 -0600
@@ -1167,8 +1167,8 @@ pcnet32_probe1(unsigned long ioaddr, int
* station address PROM at the base address and programmed into the
* "Physical Address Registers" CSR12-14.
* As a precautionary measure, we read the PROM values and complain if
- * they disagree with the CSRs. Either way, we use the CSR values, and
- * double check that they are valid.
+ * they disagree with the CSRs. If they miscompare, and the PROM addr
+ * is valid, then the PROM addr is used.
for (i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
unsigned int val;
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