Re: forcedeth - WOL [SOLVED]
From: Björn Steinbrink
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 20:05:12 EST
On 2006.09.27 16:57:04 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:38:06 +0200
> Martin Filip <bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Bj__rn Steinbrink p____e v St 27. 09. 2006 v 20:38 +0200:
> > > Did you check that WOL was enabled? I need to re-activate it after each
> > > boot (I guess that's normal, not sure though).
> > > The output of "ethtool eth0" should show:
> > >
> > > Supports Wake-on: g
> > > Wake-on: g
> > >
> > Yes, of course :)
> > > Also, I remember a bugzilla entry in which it was said that the MAC was
> > > somehow reversed by the driver. I that is still the case (I can't find
> > > the bugzilla entry right now), you might just reverse the MAC address in
> > > your WOL packet to workaround the bug.
> > Hey! this is really crazy :) but it works! To bo honest - I really do
> > not know what crazy bug could cause problems like this. I thought it's
> > NIC thing to manage all the work about WOL. I thought OS only sets NIC
> > into "WOL mode".
> > But seeing this - one packet for windows and one magic packet for linux
> > driver - I really do not get it.
> Are you saying that byte-reversing the MAC address make WOL work correctly?
> What tool do you use to send the packet, and how is it being invoked?
> Do we know if this reversal *always* happens with this driver, or only
searching bugzilla was more succesful this time (somehow bugzillas hate
me, so I need a bunch of tries every time), the bug I meant was #6604.
The bugreport says that it should work with 0.57 though (which is in
2.6.18 AFAICT), I'll go and see if it works for me...
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