[coreboot] Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 MAC address

Fredrik Tolf fredrik at dolda2000.com
Sun May 18 02:49:11 CEST 2008

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 08:40 -0400, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> Hi Fredrik,
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 05:48:49AM +0200, Fredrik Tolf wrote:
> > This mail is justa noteworthy observation I've made. I've got two
> > separate M57SLI-S4 motherboards on which I've installed Coreboot, and
> > I've noticed an interesting thing with the onboard Ethernet chip. It
> > seems it contains one MAC address in hardware, 
> It's in software - it's in the bios image.

Oh, I see. That explains a lot. I don't really know why I just assumed
that it was the hardware which was weird, but I thank for correcting
me. :)

> [...]
> This should really be documented on the wiki. It applies to (almost) all our
> mcp55-based boards.

Wouldn't an even better idea be to emit a compiler error/warning if the
MAC address hasn't been changed to some value other than the default?

Fredrik Tolf

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