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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [stable, netdev 4.4+] lan78xx: make sure RX_ADDRL & RX_ADDRH regs are always up to date
On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 12:01:27PM +0100, Paolo Pisati wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 07:17:51PM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
>> So why not just take 760db29bdc completely? It looks safer than taking a
>> partial backport, and will make applying future patches easier.
>> I tried to do it and it doesn't look like there are any dependencies
>> that would cause an issue.
>Somehow i was convinced it didn't build on 4.4.x... can you pick it up?
>commit 760db29bdc97b73ff60b091315ad787b1deb5cf5
>Author: Phil Elwell <>
>Date: Thu Apr 19 17:59:38 2018 +0100
> lan78xx: Read MAC address from DT if present
> There is a standard mechanism for locating and using a MAC address from
> the Device Tree. Use this facility in the lan78xx driver to support
> applications without programmed EEPROM or OTP. At the same time,
> regularise the handling of the different address sources.
> Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

Can you confirm it actually works on 4.4?


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