conf/104884: Add support EtherChannel configuration to rc.conf

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Feb 8 23:47:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 11:30:41PM +0000, Florent Thoumie wrote:
> Brooks Davis wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 01:55:16PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> >> Brooks Davis wrote:
> >>
> >>> The default should be an empty list which results in nothing happening.
> >>> I'd suggest making empty list the value for the default gif_interfaces
> >>> in /etc/defaults/rc.conf in both branches, removing support for NO in
> >>> CURRENT and emitting a warning in stable.
> >> How about issuing a warning for NO in both branches? Whether I agree
> >> with you or not on the importance of keeping things clean and
> >> consistent, I definitely do not want to err on the side of pedantry
> >> over usability.
> > 
> > That would be fine.  I don't really care as long as it's deprecated.
> > 
> > FWIW, only users who don't update /etc/defaults/rc.conf or who manually
> > set gif_interfaces="NO" would be effected so the size of the set of
> > effected users is probalby close to epilon and even all that will happen
> > is cloning an extra interface and then not configuring it so it should
> > be basicly harmless to just remove direct support for it.
> Fine with me as well. Should we make it a warning on RELENG_6 and an
> error on HEAD, or a warning on both. The former being be what I was
> planning to do, ie. remove support for "NO" in HEAD but issue a message
> saying semantics have changed. The latter would mean identical code in
> both HEAD and RELENG_6 (so "NO"-compatibility in both branches), but
> we'd need a reminder to remove this "NO"-support in HEAD once RELENG_7
> is branched.

I'd say a warning in both.

-- Brooks

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