When will new changes in BCE driver for vlans be included in stable?

LI Xin delphij at delphij.net
Mon Dec 18 09:43:05 PST 2006

Olivier Mueller wrote:
> Le 29 nov. 06 à 01:34, Scott Long a écrit :
>> I just merged the fixes into RELENG_6 and RELENG_6_2.  Thanks for
>> the reminder.
> thanks, but what about RELENG_6_1?  Under freebsd 6.1 it is still not
> coming:
> I have this in my cvsup file:    *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6_1
> Should I rather use RELENG_6 to stay uptodate? After a cvsup now, I
> get this version from 14.04.2006:
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  wheel  217151 Apr 14  2006 if_bce.c
> __FBSDID("$FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c,v 2006/04/13
> 22:42:07 ps Exp $");

RELENG_6_1 is frozen and only security and errata changes are allowed
under security-officer@'s permission (IIRC re@'s approval is required
for errata changes).  Because we are working on 6.2-RELEASE, it's likely
that these changes would never get into RELENG_6_1.

So, there are three options:

 - Manually checkout RELENG_6_2's sys/dev/bce and replace yours,
compile, install a new kernel.  This way would bring your bce(4) driver
up-to-date, while retaining other parts untouched.  For Dell [12]950
boxes, I think mfi(4) changes are also useful.
 - Upgrade to RELENG_6_2.  This brings a lot of stability enhancements.
 However, if this is a production server you may want to wait for the
final RELEASE.
 - Use RELENG_6.  This is potentially somewhat risky, but newly
discovered bugs are fixed in RELENG_6 and the risk is less than running
a raw -CURRENT.

Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net>	http://www.delphij.net/
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