RE: [PATCH v2] r8152: Add support for setting MAC to system's Auxiliary MAC address
Date: Fri Jun 03 2016 - 10:45:43 EST
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] r8152: Add support for setting MAC to system's
> Auxiliary MAC address
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 07:04:32PM +0000, Mario_Limonciello@xxxxxxxx
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> > > From: Andrew Lunn [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxx]
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> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] r8152: Add support for setting MAC to system's
> > > Auxiliary MAC address
> > >
> > > > > And you want to check this for all Dell devices? Please be model
> > > > > specific, I doubt a bunch of Dell servers wants to run this code...
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Tracking model specific is really going to turn into a giant list never
> > > list.
> > > > To drill down more specifically, I can match on chassis too.
> > >
> > > Does Dell happen to use its own USB Vendor ID for the USB device in
> > > the dock? You could go at this problem from the other direction if it
> > > does have a unique vendor ID.
> > >
> > > Andrew
> > Unfortunately it's not a Dell specific VID/PID. I'm asking around to find out
> > if there is something else identifiable about this dock's NIC (maybe that
> > can query).
> lsusb -v
> I assume there is a USB hub in the dock, maybe that has a Dell VID?
> Going one level up the USB tree hierarchy should not be too hard.
I confirmed with some internal contacts a few extra bits about questions
about this from throughout the conversation.
1) This feature IS in the general Realtek driver for Windows, not a special Dell driver.
2) The feature only offered to the Realtek 8153-AD, no other Realtek chip will do it
(even Realtek 8153-VB won't).
3) The feature is activated when a special "Docking" bit is set on the 8153-AD.
4) The feature is activated on all Realtek 8153-AD's on the host system with the
docking bit set. So on Windows if two Dell docks were hooked up they would both
have the same AUX MAC.
So considering that I think it would make sense to only activate in those same
special circumstances (RTL8153-AD, docking bit set, system has \\_SB.AMAC).
I also feel this should stay in the Realtek driver as this as this implementation is
very Realtek specific.