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Date:	Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:26:58 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Chris Snook <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] atl1: save mac address on remove

Chris Snook wrote:
> From: Chris Snook <>
> Some atl1 boards get their MAC address written directly to the register
> by the BIOS during POST, rather than storing it in EEPROM that's
> accessible to the driver.  If the MAC register on one of these boards
> is changed and then the module is unloaded, the permanent MAC address
> will be forgotten until the box is rebooted.  We should save the
> permanent address during removal if we've been messing with it.
> Signed-off-by: Chris Snook <>

applied, even though its a hack

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