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Date:	Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:22:55 +0300
From:	"Stanislav O\. Bezzubtsev" <>
To:	unlisted-recipients:; (no To-header on input)
	"Stanislav O\. Bezzubtsev" <>
Subject: [PATCH] forcedeth: mac address fix

Set second bit of randomly generated mac. That marks MAC
as locally assigned. IEEE802.3, section one, 3.2.3.

Signed-off-by: Stanislav O. Bezzubtsev <>
 drivers/net/forcedeth.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/forcedeth.c b/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
index e1da466..b404c7a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
@@ -5821,7 +5821,7 @@ static int __devinit nv_probe(struct pci_dev *pci_dev, const struct pci_device_i
 		dev_printk(KERN_ERR, &pci_dev->dev,
 			"Please complain to your hardware vendor. Switching to a random MAC.\n");
-		dev->dev_addr[0] = 0x00;
+		dev->dev_addr[0] = 0x02; /* set local assignment bit */
 		dev->dev_addr[1] = 0x00;
 		dev->dev_addr[2] = 0x6c;
 		get_random_bytes(&dev->dev_addr[3], 3);

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