cvs commit: src/sys/net if.c if_ethersubr.c

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Jul 30 18:26:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, 30 Jul 2008, Robert Watson wrote:

> rwatson     2008-07-30 17:27:10 UTC
>  FreeBSD src repository
>  Modified files:        (Branch: RELENG_7)
>    sys/net              if.c if_ethersubr.c
>  Log:
>  SVN rev 181001 on 2008-07-30 17:27:10Z by rwatson
>  Merge r176906 from head to stable/7:
>    Move IFF_NEEDSGIANT warning from if_ethersubr.c to if.c so it is displayed
>    for all network interfaces, not just ethernet-like ones.
>    Upgrade it to a louder WARNING and be explicit that the flag is obsolete.
>    Support for IFF_NEEDSGIANT will be removed in a few months (see arch@ for
>    details) and will not appear in 8.0.
>    Upgrade if_watchdog to a WARNING.

Just to be completely clear: there are no plans to remove IFF_NEEDSGIANT from 
7.x, just 8.x, but the interfaces here remain obsoleted.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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