[coreboot] MCP55 Mac Address copying/change

Harald Gutmann harald.gutmann at gmx.net
Mon Nov 8 21:49:13 CET 2010

On Monday 08 November 2010 15:30:44 Peter Stuge wrote:
> Harald Gutmann wrote:
> > Just for my personal interest, could someone explain me what
> > actually is called romstrap?
> It's a horrible name for permanent settings that are stored in the
> boot flash.
I thought that these things are permanently stored. But is it just a name for 
fixed values in the flash, or do those values need to be stored at a "special" 
address in the flash?

> > Is there any fast method to read the onboards NIC mac address "faster"?
> ip l sh eth0|grep link/ether|awk '{print $2}'
I know that this is possible via commands on the shell, but you can't be sure 
that you select the onboard NIC with that method, because when a second NIC is 
used in that board on PCI this one could also be eth0, and therefore you could 
end up with the wrong one getting copied.

> //Peter


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