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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:32:05 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <>
Cc:     Paul Cercueil <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Petr Štetiar <>,
        Richard Fontana <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net: davicom: dm9000: allow to pass MAC address
 through mac_addr module parameter

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 05:07:35PM +0100, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> The MIPS Ingenic CI20 board is shipped with a quite old u-boot
> (ci20-v2013.10 see This passes
> the MAC address through dm9000.mac_addr=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
> kernel module parameter to give the board a fixed MAC address.

I think this will get ACKed.

There is a well defined way to pass the MAC address via DT. The driver
supports that already.

uboot for this board appears to be open:

and it is documented to how build it.

So there is no reason why it cannot be made to support the standard


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