Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform

From: Timur Tabi
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 15:57:22 EST

Scott Wood wrote:
> The patches that were proposed (and NACKed) in u-boot did exactly this
> -- except supposedly they would only set the MAC address if the
> interface were actually used prior to booting the kernel.

How does a Linux driver normally get a MAC address if it's not passed via the device tree and it isn't already programmed in the hardware? Is there some file in /etc that stores these things?

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale
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