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Date:	Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:57:00 +0100
From:	Florian Fainelli <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] ep93xx-eth: check for zero MAC address on probe, not on device open

If we happen to have registered the driver without passing
a MAC address, we will print a zero MAC address and register
the interface with this invalid address, this is confusin. This
patch moves the checking of a valid ethernet address and the
generation of a random one down from the open function to
the probe function.

Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>
diff --git a/drivers/net/arm/ep93xx_eth.c b/drivers/net/arm/ep93xx_eth.c
index 2be49c8..87601ca 100644
--- a/drivers/net/arm/ep93xx_eth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/arm/ep93xx_eth.c
@@ -628,15 +628,6 @@ static int ep93xx_open(struct net_device *dev)
 	if (ep93xx_alloc_buffers(ep))
 		return -ENOMEM;
-	if (is_zero_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr)) {
-		random_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr);
-		printk(KERN_INFO "%s: generated random MAC address "
-			"%.2x:%.2x:%.2x:%.2x:%.2x:%.2x.\n", dev->name,
-			dev->dev_addr[0], dev->dev_addr[1],
-			dev->dev_addr[2], dev->dev_addr[3],
-			dev->dev_addr[4], dev->dev_addr[5]);
-	}
 	if (ep93xx_start_hw(dev)) {
@@ -876,6 +867,9 @@ static int ep93xx_eth_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	ep->mii.mdio_read = ep93xx_mdio_read;
 	ep->mii.mdio_write = ep93xx_mdio_write;
 	ep->mdc_divisor = 40;	/* Max HCLK 100 MHz, min MDIO clk 2.5 MHz.  */
+	if (is_zero_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr))
+		random_ether_addr(dev->dev_addr);
 	err = register_netdev(dev);
 	if (err) {
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