Any comments on below?
If this is not the right forum to ask such questions, could anyone pls point
me to an appropriate forum?
I really need to figure out the best way to do it...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kabir, Rezwanul
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 12:06 PM
> To: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: ioctl() to get MAC address from EEPROM
> There seems to be no standard way to retrieve the MAC
> address of a NIC stored in the EEPROM ( ETHTOOL_GEEPROM ioctl
> may be used to do such thing but there's a need for a more
> direct standard interface).This is sometimes necessary when
> the MAC address in EEPROM may differ from the one associated
> with the software interface (i.e. dev_addr in struct
> net_device).For example, in some modes of channel bonding ,
> the MAC address of the active NIC is duplicated on the rest
> of the members of the specific bond/team. How to fetch the
> "permanent" MAC address in this case?
> Any plan to include such commands in ethtool ioctls? Is
> there a better way to do this?
> Any suggestions would be appreciated..