[ECOS] Re: RedBoot "set MAC address" API?

Laurie Gellatly laurie.gellatly@netic.com
Mon Nov 6 01:22:00 GMT 2006


Hi Grant,
Well it does make sense when you consider that Redboot is normally there
just to get your application debugging done. Your application that 'works
with a ROM monitor' can assign its own IP address
and that can be done via the API. In production, Redboot might not be there
at all (your application moves to 'behave as a ROM monitor') or simply might
not have ethernet support in Redboot and only your application has ethernet
support.

So, when you view it that way, having a fixed IP for debugging just rules
out one more variable to chase.

HTH			...Laurie:{)

-----Original Message-----
From: ecos-discuss-owner@ecos.sourceware.org
[mailto:ecos-discuss-owner@ecos.sourceware.org]On Behalf Of Grant
Edwards
Sent: Monday, 6 November 2006 11:12 AM
To: ecos-discuss@sources.redhat.com
Subject: [ECOS] Re: RedBoot "set MAC address" API?


On 2006-11-05, Laurie Gellatly <laurie.gellatly@netic.com> wrote:

> For Redboot you set the MAC in the config file.
> The Ethernet driver typically provides this as one of its CDL options.
> Is that what you're asking or have I not understood your question?

That doesn't make any sense.  It would mean that you have to do
a separate config/build for every single unit you ship.

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