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Date:	Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:49:56 +0100
From:	Roland Stigge <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
CC:	David Laight <>,,,,,,
	Kevin Wells <>,
	Wolfram Sang <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] ARM: LPC32xx: Ethernet driver

On 02/28/2012 02:41 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> So if the hardware defaults to 00:00:00:00:00:00, what is the
>> "consistent policy we want to enforce in all drivers"?
>> A link or hint would be sufficient.
> I think the most common strategy for platform drivers these days is
> 1. use what the hardware provides
> 2. call of_get_mac_address(dev->of_node, ...)
> 3. use random_ether_addr
> in that order. of_get_mac_address just returns NULL when there
> is no device tree or no local-mac-address property, so you can
> put it into the driver right away.

Cool, thanks - will do!

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