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Date:	Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:04:03 +0100
From:	Ivan Vecera <>
To:	Jiri Slaby <>
CC:	Krzysztof Halasa <>,
	Francois Romieu <>,
	Simon Arlott <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	netdev <>,
	Edward Hsu <>,
	Arjan van de Ven <>
Subject: Re: r8169 MAC addresses broken

Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 10/28/2008 02:45 PM, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
>> Jiri Slaby <> writes:
>>>> Same thing if you unplug the battery ?
>>> Thanks, now it seems to be OK.
>> Well, perhaps reverting that patch was a bit premature?
> No, it helped after reverting that patch. I think we don't want defunct 2.6.28
> with these nics.
I cannot agree. IMO the problem was in the first version of the patch that didn't
check for invalid (zeroed) MAC address. In this case is necessary to power-off (desktop
case) or unplug the battery (notebook case).

>> If removing battery fixes the problem then it's not the EEPROM.
> Agreed.

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