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Date:	Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:00:45 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
To:	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
CC:	Chuck Ebbert <cebbert@...hat.com>,
	Konstantin Kalin <konstantin.kalin@...il.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: NVIDIA Ethernet & invalid MAC

Alan Cox wrote:
>> See the below for another report of this:
>>
>> http://marc.info/?t=119215716900001&r=1&w=2
>>
>> And apparently some motherboard vendors have their own allocations for ethernet
>> addresses?
> 
> We can teach it two ranges. I doubt anyone will be unlucky enough to have
> the one which could be either Nvidia or Gigabyte and have it matter.
> 
> The "go complain to the BIOS vendor" comment from Nvidia to me isn't an
> answer. Maybe Nvidia can complain to BIOS vendors but end user complaints
> of that form rarely have any effect.

That wasn't the point of the response at all.  The datum is that set of 
users where DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR is accurately set or clear is vast 
majority of cases.

For the rest, we'll want to look at adjusting DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR 
based on DMI strings or a hueristic like you suggested.

	Jeff


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