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1  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Problems with ethernet on 2.6.32 (mainline) kernel on: March 24, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
I just started seeing a similar problem on 2.6.33.1. My eth0 comes up with a MAC address of all zeros.

Strangely, it was working fine for several boots before this. I don't think much has changed at the kernel level, although I did add a 'rootwait' option.
2  Linux Stuff / Kernel / mv643xx_eth: mainline vs patched on: March 23, 2010, 05:21:14 PM
Good day,

I spent some time on mainline 2.6.33-rc8, which mostly worked well, until I plugged it into a Procurve switch. I appeared to be unable to send any packets while plugged into that switch.

I then found the kernels linked from this forum, and tried 2.6.33.1. At the same time, I set arcNumber to 2097. This combination worked great.

Looking through the kernel.org changelog and browsing the patch listing on the plugcomputer kernel download site, I can't see any changes that would affect the ethernet driver. Do you know where the fix might have come from? Was it just a matter of setting the arcNumber? Are the patches in the 'patches' directory of your download site the full set of patches applied to mainline?

Thanks, Peter

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