7.3-RELEASE sysinstall netDev feature

Rink Springer rink at FreeBSD.org
Tue Mar 23 17:04:06 UTC 2010

Hi David,

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 12:19:11PM -0400, David Boyd wrote:
> Is this the code committed by Rink Springer last October?

The code I committed (revision 198317) added support for 'netDev=ANY';
this would select the first device that has an active link.

Note that the value is case sensitive, so only using 'ANY' will work.

> This feature would sure be great for our many scripted installs (avoiding
> the hassles associated with plugging the cable into the wrong interface or
> having the interface type change unexpectedly due to hardware swaps).

What exactly happens in such a case? Is the line planly ignored? Are you
using a non-interactive install?


Rink P.W. Springer                                - http://rink.nu
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