cvs commit: src/sys/pci if_xl.c if_xlreg.h

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Wed Dec 6 07:46:08 PST 2006

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 06:01:48PM +1100, Bruce Evans wrote:
B> It's a shame to force all NIC drivers to manage the timeout for this.
B> Most have a timeout for other purposes so I couldn't see how to save
B> much code using a callback, but a callback would be cleaner.  (To avoid
B> the race, just move the decrement of the count to drivers.)

It is a shame to have a two extra fields in struct ifnet, just for
the sake of the drivers that can wedge. It is a shame to go through
the whole list of interfaces every second.

There are routers with few NICs and dozens of vlan(4) interfaces. There
are also PPP concentrators with up to thousand interfaces and only
one NIC that really needs to have its watchdog.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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