Re: [PATCH] r8152: Add support for setting MAC to system's Auxiliary MAC address
From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Wed Jun 01 2016 - 18:27:17 EST
On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 04:50:44PM -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Dell systems with Type-C ports have support for a persistent system
> specific MAC address when used with Dell Type-C docks and dongles.
> This means a dock plugged into two different systems will show different
> (but persistent) MAC addresses. Dell Type-C docks and dongles use the
> r8152 driver.
> This information for the system's persistent MAC address is burned in when
> the HW is built and avilable under _SB\AMAC in the DSDT at runtime.
> More information about the technology is available here:
> Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario_limonciello@xxxxxxxx>
> drivers/net/usb/Kconfig | 1 +
> drivers/net/usb/r8152.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 38 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/Kconfig b/drivers/net/usb/Kconfig
> index cdde590..c320930 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/usb/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/net/usb/Kconfig
> @@ -98,6 +98,7 @@ config USB_RTL8150
> config USB_RTL8152
> tristate "Realtek RTL8152/RTL8153 Based USB Ethernet Adapters"
> select MII
> + depends on ACPI
That seems a bit heavy handed. What about ARM or MIPS machines which
don't use ACPI but do have USB ports where i could plug in a USB
dongle with this chipset.
I think it would be better to make use of ACPI if it is available, but
don't require it in order the build the driver.