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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ath10k: retrieve MAC address from firmware if provided
On 8/13/2018 7:14 PM, Brian Norris wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM Arend van Spriel
> <> wrote:
>> On 8/11/2018 1:39 AM, Brian Norris wrote:
>>> Devices may provide their own MAC address via system firmware (e.g.,
>> You got me confused by using just "firmware" in the subject.
> Yeah...I started by writing this patch with device tree specifically
> (of_get_mac_address()), and then later found that there were generic
> "device" helpers for this, which can assist with other sorts of
> firmware nodes. It was easier to put a name on a device tree patch
> than on a "device" patch. I suppose "system firmware" might be a
> better description?
>>> device tree), especially in the case where the device doesn't have a
>>> useful EEPROM on which to store its MAC address (e.g., for integrated
>>> Wifi).
>>> Use the generic device helper to retrieve the MAC address, and (if
>>> present) honor it above the MAC address advertised by the card.
>> But this put me back on track ;-)
> Let me know if you have a better way to clarify. I can resend with a
> slightly modified subject (s/firmware/system firmware/), or let Kalle
> do it, if that's the only thing to change.

"system firmware" substitution works for me.


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