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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.30-rc1
Robin Holt wrote:

> Booting an ia64 box with a tg3 adapter results in no network.
> If I look
> at the MAC address of the adapter, it has changed radically from the
> original MAC. The original MAC continues to be reported by EFI and
> booting an old kernel gets the correct MAC.
>
> Good MAC: 08:00:69:13:E6:3C
> Bad MAC: 00:00:3C:E6:13:69 (recreated from memory)

Looks like endian swapped. Can you provide the entire tg3 signon
string? Please also dump the beginning part of the nvram:

ethtool -e eth0 length 0x90

>
> If I set the MAC using ifconfig, then everything works normally.
>

The bad MAC address that has been swapped is also a valid MAC address
and should still work though.



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