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Date:	Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:45:09 -0400
From:	Chris Snook <csnook@...hat.com>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
CC:	jacliburn@...lsouth.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] atl1: save mac address on remove

Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Chris Snook wrote:
>> From: Chris Snook <csnook@...hat.com>
>>
>> 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 <csnook@...hat.com>
> 
> applied, even though its a hack

Oh, it's definitely a hack, but the hardware it's supporting is a hack, so we 
have to work with it.

Thanks.

	-- Chris
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