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Date:	Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:01:54 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Peter Wu <>
CC:	Francois Romieu <>, <>,
	"Realtek linux nic maintainers" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] EEPROM dumping/changing code for r8169 driver

On Fri, 2013-07-19 at 11:48 +0200, Peter Wu wrote:
> Hi,
> As noted in another mail, I have been working on adding EEPROM reading
> writing support for the r8169 driver. The below diff adds basic support, but it
> is not completely finished yet:
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/Kconfig
> @@ -112,4 +112,13 @@ config R8169
>  	  To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
>  	  will be called r8169.  This is recommended.
> +config R8169_93CX6
> +	bool "Realtek 8169 external 93CX6 EEPROM support"
> +	depends on R8169
> +	select EEPROM_93CX6

This select is wrong as it will cause EEPROM_93CX6=y even if R8169=m.
But why make this an option at all?


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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