[LinuxBIOS] CK804 suggestions

YhLu YhLu at tyan.com
Tue May 17 23:36:42 CEST 2005

don't need, 
1. good hw design should use one serial EEPROM to store MAC address, So when
flash the BIOS, the EEPROM is still there.
	in ck804_nic.c will read MAC from serial EEPROM in SMBUS (bus num
and device num is set in Mainboard Config.lb), at first.
2. even for bad design, you can keep your own romstrap.inc/lds in your
mainboard dir, and modify Config.lb to point corrent file.
	In such case, you need special flash util to keep your MAC address
or read the MAC address at first, and then set it back....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald G. Minnich [mailto:rminnich at lanl.gov] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:47 PM
> To: Stephen.Kimball at bench.com
> Cc: YhLu; linuxbios at openbios.org
> Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] CK804 suggestions
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 Stephen.Kimball at bench.com wrote:
> > I'd like to suggest that the romstrap files be moved from 
> southbridge 
> > to mainboard, because the files are board specific with a 
> default MAC 
> > address.  Also the ck804_nic.c files needs a mainboard specific
> > get_mac_address() that resides in mainboard.
> YhLu, can you fix this? it's a good point.
> ron

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