path: root/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
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authorLiviu Dudau <Liviu.Dudau@arm.com>2015-09-28 17:51:51 +0100
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2015-09-29 15:00:04 -0700
commit0f50c10d2683fd2b8a3908c779c5f29bcb3c2174 (patch)
treea132e3d4f9d3d04a05bccaed8b3d7874613b7a91 /drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
parentnetpoll: Drop budget parameter from NAPI polling call hierarchy (diff)
RESEND: [PATCH v3 net-next] sky2: use random address if EEPROM is bad
On some embedded systems the EEPROM does not contain a valid MAC address. In that case it is better to fallback to a generated mac address and let init scripts fix the value later. Reported-by: Liviu Dudau <Liviu.Dudau@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org> [Changed handcoded setup to use eth_hw_addr_random() and to save new address into HW] Signed-off-by: Liviu Dudau <Liviu.Dudau@arm.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
index d9f4498832a1..5606a043063e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/sky2.c
@@ -4819,6 +4819,18 @@ static struct net_device *sky2_init_netdev(struct sky2_hw *hw, unsigned port,
memcpy_fromio(dev->dev_addr, hw->regs + B2_MAC_1 + port * 8,
+ /* if the address is invalid, use a random value */
+ if (!is_valid_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr)) {
+ struct sockaddr sa = { AF_UNSPEC };
+ netdev_warn(dev,
+ "Invalid MAC address, defaulting to random\n");
+ eth_hw_addr_random(dev);
+ memcpy(sa.sa_data, dev->dev_addr, ETH_ALEN);
+ if (sky2_set_mac_address(dev, &sa))
+ netdev_warn(dev, "Failed to set MAC address.\n");
+ }
return dev;