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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:38:41 +0100
From:   "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns@...delico.com>
To:     Discussions about the Letux Kernel <letux-kernel@...nphoenux.org>
Cc:     Paul Cercueil <paul@...pouillou.net>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Richard Fontana <rfontana@...hat.com>,
        kernel@...a-handheld.com,
        Petr Štetiar <ynezz@...e.cz>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [Letux-kernel] [PATCH v2] net: davicom: dm9000: allow to pass MAC address through mac_addr module parameter


> Am 14.02.2020 um 20:24 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@...delico.com>:
> 
> 
>> Am 14.02.2020 um 19:47 schrieb Paul Cercueil <paul@...pouillou.net>:
>> 
>> Hi Nikolaus,
>> 
>> What I'd suggest is to write a NVMEM driver for the efuse and retrieve the MAC address cleanly with nvmem_get_mac_address().
>> 
>> It shouldn't be hard to do (there's already code for it in the non-upstream 3.18 kernel for the CI20) and you remove the dependency on uboot.
> 
> Interesting approach. I have found this:
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/868158/
> 
> but it looks as if it was never finished (I could not locate a V3 or anything mainline?)
> and and it tries to solve other problems as well.
> 
> And it looks to be much more complex than my "solution" to the immediate problem.
> 
> I have to study it to know if I can write a nvmem_get_mac_address().

Another question is how to link this very jz4780 specific code to the generic davicom dm9000 driver?
And where should the new code live. In some jz4780 specific file or elsewhere?

> 
> BR,
> Nikolaus
> 
>> 
>> -Paul
>> 
>> 
>> Le ven., févr. 14, 2020 at 17:07, H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@...delico.com> a écrit :
>>> The MIPS Ingenic CI20 board is shipped with a quite old u-boot
>>> (ci20-v2013.10 see https://elinux.org/CI20_Dev_Zone). This passes
>>> the MAC address through dm9000.mac_addr=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
>>> kernel module parameter to give the board a fixed MAC address.
>>> This is not processed by the dm9000 driver which assigns a random
>>> MAC address on each boot, making DHCP assign a new IP address
>>> each time.
>>> So we add a check for the mac_addr module parameter as a last
>>> resort before assigning a random one. This mechanism can also
>>> be used outside of u-boot to provide a value through modprobe
>>> config.
>>> To parse the MAC address in a new function get_mac_addr() we
>>> use an copy adapted from the ksz884x.c driver which provides
>>> the same functionality.
>>> Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns@...delico.com>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/net/ethernet/davicom/dm9000.c | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/davicom/dm9000.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/davicom/dm9000.c
>>> index 1ea3372775e6..7402030b0352 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/davicom/dm9000.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/davicom/dm9000.c
>>> @@ -1409,6 +1409,43 @@ static struct dm9000_plat_data *dm9000_parse_dt(struct device *dev)
>>> 	return pdata;
>>> }
>>> +static char *mac_addr = ":";
>>> +module_param(mac_addr, charp, 0);
>>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(mac_addr, "MAC address");
>>> +
>>> +static void get_mac_addr(struct net_device *ndev, char *macaddr)
>>> +{
>>> +	int i = 0;
>>> +	int j = 0;
>>> +	int got_num = 0;
>>> +	int num = 0;
>>> +
>>> +	while (j < ETH_ALEN) {
>>> +		if (macaddr[i]) {
>>> +			int digit;
>>> +
>>> +			got_num = 1;
>>> +			digit = hex_to_bin(macaddr[i]);
>>> +			if (digit >= 0)
>>> +				num = num * 16 + digit;
>>> +			else if (':' == macaddr[i])
>>> +				got_num = 2;
>>> +			else
>>> +				break;
>>> +		} else if (got_num) {
>>> +			got_num = 2;
>>> +		} else {
>>> +			break;
>>> +		}
>>> +		if (got_num == 2) {
>>> +			ndev->dev_addr[j++] = (u8)num;
>>> +			num = 0;
>>> +			got_num = 0;
>>> +		}
>>> +		i++;
>>> +	}
>>> +}
>>> +
>>> /*
>>> * Search DM9000 board, allocate space and register it
>>> */
>>> @@ -1679,6 +1716,11 @@ dm9000_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>> 			ndev->dev_addr[i] = ior(db, i+DM9000_PAR);
>>> 	}
>>> +	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(ndev->dev_addr)) {
>>> +		mac_src = "param";
>>> +		get_mac_addr(ndev, mac_addr);
>>> +	}
>>> +
>>> 	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(ndev->dev_addr)) {
>>> 		inv_mac_addr = true;
>>> 		eth_hw_addr_random(ndev);
>>> --
>>> 2.23.0
>> 
>> 
> 
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