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Date:	Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:47:23 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:	"Ayaz Abdulla" <>
Subject: Re: [patch 2/8] forcedeth: fix MAC address detection on network
 card (regression in 2.6.23)

On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:34:52 -0800
"Ayaz Abdulla" <> wrote:

> The solution is to get the OEM to update their BIOS (instead of
> integrating this patch) since the MCP61 specs indicate that the MAC
> Address should be in correct order from BIOS.
> By changing the feature DEV_HAS_CORRECT_MACADDR to all MCP61 boards, it
> could cause it to break on other OEM systems who have implemented it
> correctly.

Getting an OEM to fix their BIOS isn't always a simple thing...

Perhaps Michael's change should be enabled by a module parameter for
those who happen to have the busted BIOS?

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