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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] of_net: Implement of_get_nvmem_mac_address helper
On 03/26/2018 09:58 AM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Mike Looijmans <>
> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:41:29 +0200
>> It's common practice to store MAC addresses for network interfaces into
>> nvmem devices. However the code to actually do this in the kernel lacks,
>> so this patch adds of_get_nvmem_mac_address() for drivers to obtain the
>> address from an nvmem cell provider.
>> This is particulary useful on devices where the ethernet interface cannot
>> be configured by the bootloader, for example because it's in an FPGA.
>> Tested by adapting the cadence macb driver to call this instead of
>> of_get_mac_address().
>> Signed-off-by: Mike Looijmans <>
>> ---
>> v2: Use of_nvmem_cell_get to avoid needing the assiciated device
>> Use void* instead of char*
>> Add devicetree binding doc
> Like Andrew, I think you should add a new interface for getting the MAC
> address from nvmem.
> And drivers can call both of them if they want OF device tree and
> NVMEM probing for MAC addresses.
> Later you can add a consolidated interface, if necessary, which does
> both and also take a reference to the MAC address buffer of the driver
> in order to deal with the resource allocation issues.

Agreed, also, how does this fit with Alban's patch series here:

do you depend on those changes at all?

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