if_flags usage etc.

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Fri Jan 27 10:42:41 PST 2006

Luigi Rizzo wrote:

>On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:39:27AM -0700, M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>Actually, the ifmedia approach has a cleaner way of dealing.  mii uses
>>ifmedia.  ifmedia reports all the possible media types to ifconfig,
>>and then reports its status.  mii has a nearly identical way of
>>doing this for devices with mii busses, or pseudo mii busses.
>>ed should likely be fully converted to using ifmedia, but I'm not sure
>>I want to risk breaking ISA cards that I don't have access to to make
>>it so.  I just don't have the time...
>to tell the truth, -current is so heavyweight for obsolete
>hardware that i wonder what is the point of trying to support
>old hardware that nobody has anymore, or on which nobody
>would upgrade the OS from 4.x to 7.x

ehem.. I have several ed pc-cards on -current machines.. That particular 
design may be
old but it's really cheap and still used a LOT in cheap/small stuff.
especially since it is usable at 100Mb transparently with some cards.

>Not that i have plans to revise the 'ed' driver' but if
>someone has such plans, this shouldn't be a concern
>that stops us.
>	cheers
>	luigi
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