should looking at an interface with 'ifconfig' trigger a change ?

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Thu Aug 7 17:35:31 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 06:11:58PM +0100, Pete French wrote:
> > The bce driver is not properly generating link state events.
> OK, that explains why it doesnt failover - but why does looking at it
> with ifconfig make a difference ? surely that should be 'read only ?

ifconfig will cause the media status to be read from the hardware at
which time the link change is generated as it is different to the stored


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