FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at cschubert.com
Thu Oct 4 15:46:13 UTC 2018

I'm willing to help out with rl(4) as I have one here. Others, not scheduled for removal, that I can help one way or another are are NICs, including wireless, currently installed here.

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Also, this old phone only supports top post. Apologies.

Cy Schubert
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The need of the many outweighs the greed of the few.

-----Original Message-----
From: Poul-Henning Kamp
Sent: 04/10/2018 07:03
To: Warner Losh
Cc: Alexey Dokuchaev; Brooks Davis; FreeBSD-STABLE Mailing List; FreeBSD Net; freebsd-arch at freebsd.org; freebsd-fcp at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers

In message <CANCZdfpFXs_Ed-gMZnnSs2eAxYh8hdwr-6dh9rpUUPbZXO0hWA at mail.gmail.com>
, Warner Losh writes:

>Most of these drivers have had dozens or hundreds of commits each over the
>years to keep up with the API changes. This acts as a tax on innovation
>because it's such a pain in the back side to change all the drivers in the

As one who has been there, a couple of times: SECONDED!

It is particular unpleasant when you have no way to test the changes.

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