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SubjectRe: forcedeth: MAC-address reversed on resume from suspend
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On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 10:48:43PM +0100, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 10:04:49PM +0100, Richard Jonsson wrote:
> > 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.
> Uh, Use The Source, Luke?
> But no, I think it's simply driver dainbreadness, not a matter of
> complicated writing and reading back in reversed order.
> drivers/net/forcedeth.c has a nice DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR flag which is
> being enabled for certain cards (those which need this) and disabled for others.
> The nv_probe() function then nicely obeys this flag by reversing the
> address if needed, _however_ there's another function, nv_copy_mac_to_hw(),
> which does _NOT_ obey it and simply copies the _raw_ netdev dev_addr
> to the card register (NvRegMacAddrA etc.).
> I don't know, this all looks a bit dirty to me, MAC reading/writing
> should have been implemented in a more central way, then those people
> wouldn't have confused heaven and hell with MAC address fiddling.
> And yeah, this certainly looks like a bug that should be fixed ASAP,
> unless my short analysis somehow happened to be wrong.
> (I could probably fix it, but then the forcedeth people
> most likely know better how they would like to see it implemented)
> Thank you for your report!
> Now the only thing remaining would be: is there a specific way to
> contact forcedeth-related people? I didn't find anything within a short
> search.

Cc's added.

> Andreas Mohr



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