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    SubjectRe: NVIDIA Ethernet & invalid MAC

    I'm sorry, but I think that Alan proposed in the first email is more
    than a hack. It would solve the issue for different versions and the
    check is trivial. Or am I mistaken?

    Thank you,

    Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Alan Cox wrote:
    >>> See the below for another report of this:
    >>> And apparently some motherboard vendors have their own allocations
    >>> for ethernet
    >>> addresses?
    >> We can teach it two ranges. I doubt anyone will be unlucky enough to
    >> have
    >> the one which could be either Nvidia or Gigabyte and have it matter.
    >> The "go complain to the BIOS vendor" comment from Nvidia to me isn't an
    >> answer. Maybe Nvidia can complain to BIOS vendors but end user
    >> complaints
    >> of that form rarely have any effect.
    > That wasn't the point of the response at all. The datum is that set
    > of users where DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR is accurately set or clear is
    > vast majority of cases.
    > For the rest, we'll want to look at adjusting DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR
    > based on DMI strings or a hueristic like you suggested.
    > Jeff

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