cvs commit: src/sbin/ifconfig ifconfig.8 ifmedia.c

Marius Strobl marius at
Sun Jan 21 20:52:19 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 12:03:08PM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> Marius Strobl wrote:
> > marius      2007-01-20 00:56:49 UTC
> > 
> >   FreeBSD src repository
> > 
> >   Modified files:
> >     sbin/ifconfig        ifconfig.8 ifmedia.c 
> >   Log:
> >   - Display the media instance numbers and allow the user to set the active
> >     one. This is based on NetBSD but unlike NetBSD this implementation prints
> >     the instance number for all media instances and doesn't skip it for the
> >     first one as I don't see a reason to suppress it except for the vague
> >     reason to preserve the output for single-instance configurations.
> >   - Fix some whitespace nits.
> This overflows 80 cols for wireless devices.

I'm sorry about that.

> I suspect the information
> is meaningless to most folks and can be safely hidden under the -v option.
> Alternatively we can take an axe to the media reporting for 802.11
> devices.  It's pretty lame in it's present form.

Well, I think that the active media instance is equally interesting
to the media type so I'd opt for the latter but I'm certainly biased
as I've a bunch of different NICs that use more than one PHY...
For 802.11 devices does the listing of the supported media also
overflow 80 cols or is just the line regarding the status of the
active media?
Would it still overflow when shortening "instance" to "inst"?


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