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Old 12-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
saurin
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Get the MAC address in Linux Device Driver


Hi,

I want to get the ethernet address (MAC address) in kernel module. How to do that?

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Saurin
 
Old 12-10-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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If you're asking how to write a kernel module that will report a MAC address, look at the source code for some prigran that does that. For example, the program invoked by the ifconfig script reports the MAC address.

I suspect that the MAC address can by found by reading the correct file in the /proc pseudo-files. Almost all system information is available there.
 
  


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