if_le unit number change?
jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Jan 15 14:47:35 PST 2009
On Tuesday 30 December 2008 12:21:35 pm David O'Brien wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 02:38:27PM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> > I tend to trim my /boot/device.hints to remove hints for devices that
> > aren't in my machines. However, with 8.0, if you leave the bogus hints
> > around you won't be hurt and the device will stay as 'le1' so long as
> > you don't remove the 'le0' hints, so if you never edit your
> > /boot/device.hints it will just be called le1 forever.
> I dare say 99% of folks don't touch /boot/device.hints - and given this
> is somewhat of a regression for VMware using folks (and they cannot share
> /etc/rc.conf any longer), what should we do?
> 1. Comment out the hint - figuring it isn't really needed in 8.0?
It might be worth it to pair down the default device.hints a good bit to only
list PnPBIOS type devices (e.g. sio/uart, ppc, syscons, psm, atkbd) and not
list ISA cards.
> 2. Hack things so that 'le' is treated as before with the trip thru
That basically requires backing out the entire patch. One of the fundamental
changes that the entire change relies on is that hints now reserve device
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