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

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue Feb 18 12:23:04 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Ashish anand wrote:

> 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.

What driver version are you using?
This may be
  - an old driver, before the larger configuration EEPROMs,
  - a driver that has broken endian correction
  - a driver with bad timing.

> pci initialisations are o.k to the best of my knoweledge

No, they aren't, or you wouldn't be getting "IRQ0".
You have multiple broken things here.

> also i get a line in top saying "Invalid EEPROM checksum 0x9fe0"
> can i ignore it..?

No, it's telling you that the EEPROM was read incorrectly.

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