Re: [PATCH 16/16] wl1251: Add sysfs file address for setting permanent mac address

From: Pali RohÃr
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 09:50:10 EST

On Monday 28 October 2013 14:45:05 Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-10-26 at 22:34 +0200, Pali RohÃr wrote:
> > Driver wl1251 generating mac address randomly at startup and
> > there is no way to set permanent mac address via
> > SET_IEEE80211_PERM_ADDR. This patch export sysfs file which
> > can set permanent mac address by userspace helper program.
> > Patch is needed for devices which do not store mac address
> > in internal wl1251 eeprom.
> This doesn't really seem like a good idea since you can also
> just use 'ip' or whatever to set the MAC address.
> johannes

AFAIK you cannot set permanent address (show by ethtool -P wlan0)
via ip/ifconfig.

Pali RohÃr

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