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

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Tue Aug 12 01:04:21 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 02:03:31PM +0100, Pete French wrote:
 > Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh at> wrote:
 > > Try attached patch and check whether bce(4) correctly reports link
 > > state changes.
 > >
 > > After seeing 'link state changed to UP' message, unplug the cable
 > > and see whether it reports link DOWN. The message should be printed
 > > in a second. Also try replugging cable and you should see link UP
 > > message within several seconds. Since auto-negotation takes more
 > > time you may have to wait for a while.
 > I do not have phsyical access to the machine, so I did this using
 > a sutdown of the interface on the sitch - but yes, it works! This fixes
 > the progem with lagg as well - it now fails over to the other interface
 > properly.
 > Such a simple patch - if this has no ill effects then I will deploy it
 > on al our servers,m and hope for it to be committed soon. All new HP
 > servers appear to come with bce interfaces, so this is an importnat fix
 > for us, and probably a lot of other people too. Thanks.

Thanks for testing! Patch committed to HEAD with svn r181619.

 > -pete. 

Pyun YongHyeon

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