Default route doesn't change to wireless device (ath0)

Niki Denev nike_d at
Thu Sep 8 08:42:16 PDT 2005

Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 01:11:38AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>In message: <20050907211811.GA19570 at>
>>            Brooks Davis <brooks at> writes:
>>: Hmm, upon further testing, I think there may be a problem with the
>>: fxp(4) driver.
>>You mean like the driver never asynchronously querries the miibus to
>>find out what the state of the link is when it isn't in the UP state?
> I certainly see that on the em nics on my laptop and I've heard claims
> of a similar problems with fxp nics.  I don't see it with other em
> nics.  Sam reports that it seems to be a bug specific to the em hardware
> in thinkpads.  That's not the only issue in this case, but it's one of
> them.

I've experienced the same problem with the fxp nic on my thinkpad.

> I suspect think we may need to poll the media state periodicly on
> some devices and fake up link state notifications as a workaround for
> incorrect drivers.
> -- Brooks


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