kern/154302: Linux suffers from the same problem
snabb at epipe.com
Tue Apr 5 08:50:13 UTC 2011
The following reply was made to PR kern/154302; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Janne Snabb <snabb at epipe.com>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/154302: Linux suffers from the same problem
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:47:26 +0000 (UTC)
Just an interesting note about this issue:
I noticed that Linux suffers from the same problem. The Linux driver
is somehow able to proceed even though getting the mac address
fails. Therefore this Xen bug/feature does not cause headaches
there, even though we need a workaround in FreeBSD driver.
Have a look at Red Hat's virtualization guide:
There you will see the following line:
vif vif-0: 2 parsing device/vif/0/mac
...which is an indication of this very same error condition.
However according to the Red Hat documentation this just means that
the PV drivers have successfully loaded :).
Janne Snabb / EPIPE Communications
snabb at epipe.com - http://epipe.com/
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