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Date:	Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:21:57 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	ivecera@...hat.com
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, romieu@...zoreil.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8169: restore mac addr in rtl8169_remove_one and
 rtl_shutdown

From: Ivan Vecera <ivecera@...hat.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:26:06 +0100

> The newer chipsets (all PCI-E) are known that they need full power cycle
> (AC or battery removal) to reset MAC address to a  hardwired one. Previous
> patch to address this problem loads the original MAC address from EEPROM.
> But it brought other problem for which it is necessary to introduce a new
> module parameter.
> However, it might suffice to restore the initial MAC address before
> shutdown/reboot/kexec and when removing the module.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ivan Vecera <ivecera@...hat.com>

Francois, any comments?
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