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Date:	Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:00:45 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Alan Cox <>
CC:	Chuck Ebbert <>,
	Konstantin Kalin <>,
Subject: Re: NVIDIA Ethernet & invalid MAC

Alan Cox wrote:
>> See the below for another report of this:
>> 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.


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