svn commit: r190031 - head/etc/defaults

Brooks Davis brooks at
Fri Apr 10 18:44:45 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 12:34:04PM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> 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...

Good to know.  This will be pretty useful since some emulators seem to
emulate very old ed devices.

-- Brooks
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