Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#9547 closed defect (fixed)

lantiq etop invalid MAC, using random

Reported by: conor@… Owned by: blogic
Priority: high Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: kernel Version: Trunk
Keywords: lantiq, etop, ethernet Cc:


Bumped into this using trunk build for arv4518pw. Looks like it affects all similar targets.

From boot log:

0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "board_config"
etop: invalid MAC, using random
ltq_mii: probed
Registering RTL8306SD switch with Chip ID: 0x5988, version: 0x0000

Tracked it down to an incorrect copy operation into the ltq_eth_data.mac structure in mach-arv45xx.c. Happens in all the xxx_ethernet_register functions. Doing -


While the driver is checking -

	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(mac.sa_data))

where mac is a -

struct sockaddr {
	sa_family_t	sa_family;	/* address family, AF_xxx	*/
	char		sa_data[14];	/* 14 bytes of protocol address	*/

Copy obviously going over sa_family part. Breaks on MACs with odd 3rd byte, as that will look like a multicast address.

I'm not up to speed on submitting patches, but I hope to do one for this in the next couple of days, if you can wait.



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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by jow

  • Owner changed from developers to blogic
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by conor@…

Patch submitted via mailing list

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by florian

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed with r27172

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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