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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] r8169: Randomise invalid MAC addresses
    From: Ben Hutchings <>
    Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:47:33 +0000

    > None of the push-back from netdev is going to have any effect on the
    > embedded system developers who are failing to program MAC addresses
    > properly; it's only going to hurt those adventurous users.

    The implementation of denying interface bringup until a valid MAC is
    configured is actually helping these adventurous users if the embedded
    guys (which in the Intel situation, was the case) put the hack into
    userspace to set the MAC address before bringing the interface up.

    And this is really the only solution I think is warranted.

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