svn commit: r190031 - head/etc/defaults

M. Warner Losh imp at
Fri Apr 10 18:35:34 UTC 2009

In message: <20090409153805.GB83847 at>
            Brooks Davis <brooks at> writes:
: Unless you have one of the few interfaces that does not generate
: link status events, dhclient will be started by devd.  The only ones I
: know of are a subset set of ed(4) devices, though I think imp may have
: fixed those recently with a stub ifmedia interface.

I think ep(4) is the only "common" case left.  For ed(4) we now do the
right thing for the really old cards (those without a MII) as well as
the merely old cards (those with a phy).  For the really old cards, we
generally default to "Link is up all the time" as our status,
specifically to keep dhclient happy.

Of course, the number of users of these cards is quite low these
days...  I've fixed a number of bugs that should have been bad enough
for people to complain, but since nobody did, I'm guessing the install
base is smaller than I'd thought...


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