Ticket #2290 (new defect)

Opened 10 years ago

[USB] network mac regression : host mac = device mac

Reported by: Batchyx Owned by: Nytowl
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Distro Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: usb network mac host
Cc: batchman@… Blocked By:
Blocking: Estimated Completion (week):
HasPatchForReview: no PatchReviewResult:
Reproducible: always

Description

Since the official mac change on USB networking, on many distros the host and the device part of the link share the same MAC address. while the link is mostly usable, this mac duplication break many network configuration (in my case : bridging)

SHR unstable and om2009 fixed this by incrementing the host mac address if the two mac are the same. Recently a Qi patch was posted to the openmoko-kernel mailing list to do the same thing :
http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2009-May/010154.html

But there are still many users with an u-boot installation and many distributions where this bug can occur.

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