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SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/16] wl1251: Add sysfs file address for setting permanent mac address
On Monday 28 October 2013 15:56:55 Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 09:46 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > If the device doesn't actually *have* a permanent MAC
> > address, then it shouldn't be returning one via ethtool,
> > and should return an error for ETHTOOL_GPERMADDR.
> There's currently no provision for that, but I agree it would
> be better to do so.
> johannes

So what to do with devices which has MAC address stored in some
obscure place and there is userspace binary which can read it?

I think that there should be some way to tell kernel that *this*
is the permanent address and it should use it.

This is reason why I proposed patch which adding sysfs entry for
setting permanent address from userspace in wl1251 driver.

Pali Rohár
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