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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] pch_gbe: Use a randomly generated MAC instead of failing probe
    On Sat, 2012-01-14 at 11:56 -0800, David Miller wrote:
    > From: Darren Hart <>
    > Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 07:54:27 -0800
    > > In any case, with existing hardware out there that is unusable with the
    > > current pch_gbe driver, can we consider this workaround for inclusion?
    > I fear that people are just going to add this random MAC stuff way too
    > easily, it's a spreading disease.
    > Ship functional hardware instead.

    Good advice, but that's _hard_.

    Working systems are nearly always some combination
    of hardware/firmware/software defect workarounds.

    Anyway, perhaps setting random_ether_addr like this
    should be in some generic routine with a standardized
    "avoid buying bad hardware" output logging message.

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