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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] ARM: kirkwood: fix to retain gbe MAC addresses for DT kernels
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 09:29:58PM +0100, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> The ethernet controller used on kirkwood looses its MAC address
> register contents when the corresponding clock is gated. As soon as
> mv643xx_eth is built as module, the clock gets gated and when loading
> the module, the MAC address is gone.
>
> Proper DT support for the mv643xx_eth driver is expected soon, so we add
> a workaround to always enable ge0/ge1 clocks on kirkwood. This workaround
> is also already used on non-DT kirkwood kernels.
>
> Reported-by: Simon Baatz <gmbnomis@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@gmail.com>
> ---
> Changelog:
> [v2]
> - add note in patch description that MAC address is lost only when using
> modular driver
> - add note in patch description that the workaround will be removed soon
>
> Cc: Simon Baatz <gmbnomis@gmail.com>
> Cc: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>
> Cc: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> arch/arm/mach-kirkwood/board-dt.c | 24 +++++++++++++++---------
> 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

Applied to mvebu/fixes with Simon's Tested-by:

thx,

Jason.


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