[eepro100] MAC address detected AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA

Ashish anand ashish.anand@inspiretech.com
Tue Feb 18 09:18:33 2003

During BSP process of linux for MIPS IDT board,
I am getting the initilisation massages and Mac address detection
through do_eeprom_cmd in speedo_found1() like this ...

eth0: Invalid EEPROM checksum 0x9fe0, check settings before activating
this device!
eth0: PCI device 8086:1229, AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA, IRQ 0.
  Receiver lock-up bug exists -- enabling work-around.
  Board assembly aaaaaa-170, Physical connectors present: BNC MII
  Primary interface chip DP83840A PHY #10.
  Secondary interface chip i82553-C.
  General self-test: passed.
  Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
  Internal registers self-test: passed.
  ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x8b51f404).
  Receiver lock-up workaround activated.

I doubt that whether it has detected correct MAC address of card..?
it prints different and apparently o.k Mac address when i put this 82557
in my pc .
pci initialisations are o.k to the best of my knoweledge
also i get a line in top saying "Invalid EEPROM checksum 0x9fe0"
can i ignore it..?
what can be possible resons..?

Best Regards,
Ashish Anand