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SubjectRe: [PATCH] e1000, e1000e valid-addr fixes
On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 08:55:29PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Actually, looking over the code I see obvious bugs in the logic:
> An invalid ethernet address should not cause device loading to fail,
> because the user is given the opportunity to supply a MAC address via
> userspace (ifconfig or whatever) before the interface goes up.
> I just created the attached -bug fix- patch as illustration, though I have
> not committed it, waiting for comment.

Is there a good reason why we have such checks duplicated in the drivers
(with every driver doing it differently...) instead of doing it in

> Jeff



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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