if_flags usage etc.

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at icir.org
Fri Jan 27 10:48:51 PST 2006

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 10:42:38AM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> 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.

a bit of context, Julian, please...
Warner was worried about breaking support for
'ISA cards that I don't have access to';
if you, Julian, have such card for testing, then there is
not a problem of testing and fixing trivial bugs.


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