Or you need the real fix, which is the new Device Tree enabled kernel images in progress
that allow the board to get the MAC from dtb on boot. More details later...but we do have
this fixed. The Ubuntu hack is from elsewhere - cute, but not the solution longer term :)
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From: Jeffrey Bastian [jbastian(a)redhat.com]
Received: Tuesday, 02 Aug 2011, 17:00
Subject: Re: [fedora-arm] [F15] NFS boot [howto]
On 2011-08-02 10:51, Niels de Vos wrote:
On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 09:16:49AM -0500, Jeffrey Bastian wrote:
> On 2011-07-30 13:18, Zoran Pericic wrote:
>> I compiled kernel with smsc mac address patch because pandaboard choose
>> random address on every boot. But you are free to use any kernel rpm
>> which best suite your needs.
> This patch isn't needed anymore. The latest kernels only generate a
> random MAC address once on boot which allows you to manually set the MAC
> address with this line in your ifcfg-eth0(*) file:
Ah, well, when doing root-over-nfs you probably still need the setting?
Or are the ifcfg-* files included in the initramfs?
Oh! I forgot the original topic: NFS boot. In that case, you probably
do need a persistent MAC earlier in the boot process, which means either
the patch to let you set the MAC on the kernel command line, or Ubuntu's
method of using the board revision and die id.
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