Do you use a value other than AUTO for network_interfaces?
brooks at freebsd.org
Wed Jun 3 14:13:13 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 06:06:48PM -0500, Erik Osterholm wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 12:20:34PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> > Up till Sunday in 8-current, and for a long time in general
> > network.subr (part of the rc.d system) has emitted a warning that
> > values of network_interfaces other than AUTO are deprecated. I
> > removed that warning in HEAD Sunday, and there is no a discussion
> > about whether or not it should be put back, and whether or not there
> > is any need for the user to specify the list of network interfaces
> > at all.
> > If you use a value of network_interfaces other than AUTO please
> > speak up so that we can make an intelligent decision about this
> > issue.
> > Thanks,
> > Doug
> I'll have to preface this by disclosing that I have not been running
> -current, nor following any changes to the RC system.
> In 7.1, if you compile a custom kernel and comment out an interface
> (such that it is compiled as a module), one way to ensure that the
> module is loaded is to explicitly list it in network_interfaces. If
> -current works the same way, then users will be required to modify
> /boot/loader.conf in order to load the module. Could there could be
> possible side-effects to this change, since the loading of the module
> happens at a different time?
Do you actually do this?
> At best, users doing things the 'network_interfaces' way may be in for
> a surprise when the update (remotely), and this may be worthy of a
> note in UPDATING.
> If this has changed in 7.2 or -current, then I apologize for the
The deprecation is a change relative to 7.0, but was in 7.1.
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