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Subjectforcedeth: MAC-address reversed on resume from suspend
Bugreport regarding forcedeth driver.

When returning from suspend-to-RAM the MAC-address byteorder is
reversed. After another suspend-resume cycle the MAC-address is again
correct. This brings a great deal of pain since the NIC is assigned a
random MAC-address when it is detected as invalid.

I cannot say if this issue appeared recently or if it's been in the
kernel for a while, as I've been using wireless until recently.

I read somewhere on lkml that the mac is read from the device, then
reversed and finally written back to the device. Can it be that it is
read again on resume and reversed, and then again written to the device?
This would explain why it's ok every other resume cycle.

MAC is always correct when cold booting.

Random computer info:
HP dv2140eu, amd64 smp, nvidia mcp51, kernel 2.6.24-rc3, ubuntu feisty

dmesg when fail:
forcedeth 0000:00:14.0: Invalid Mac address detected: e1:97:11:d3:16:00
forcedeth 0000:00:14.0: ifname eth0, PHY OUI 0x5043 @ 1, addr

dmesg when good:
forcedeth 0000:00:14.0: ifname eth0, PHY OUI 0x5043 @ 1, addr

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