FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Thu Oct 4 18:42:30 UTC 2018

> On Oct 4, 2018, at 11:52 AM, Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at cschubert.com> wrote:
> I have rl, fxp, xl, dc, bge (which I have an uncommitted patch for), nfe, and sk. Not all are scheduled for removal but this is my inventory for which I can test and am willing to help out with. Add iwn and ath too.

I also have a stack of old stuff (almost certain there’s at least one vx in there - VORTEX power!).  If anyone needs cards, please contact me and if I have it, I’ll send it your way.  Also have some old video (AGP), sound (ISA), SATA (PCI-X) and other total rando stuff.

One place I see the older cards are in some firewall boxes that are in SFF boxes. Old PCI 10/100 NICs are more than adequate for backup WAN purposes (xDSL, cable, etc.) and some of the SFF boxes have one pci-e plus one pci slot and that’s it.


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> Cy Schubert
> <Cy.Schubert at cschubert.com> or <cy at freebsd.org>
> The need of the many outweighs the greed of the few.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Macklem
> Sent: 04/10/2018 07:41
> To: Warner Losh; Alexey Dokuchaev
> Cc: FreeBSD Net; freebsd-fcp at freebsd.org; Brooks Davis; FreeBSD-STABLE Mailing List; freebsd-arch at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers
> Warner Losh wrote:
> [lots of stuff snipped]
>> That's why that one way to get the driver off the list is to convert to
>> iflib. That greatly reduces the burden by centralizing all the stupid,
>> common things of a driver so that we only have to change one place, not
>> dozens.
> I can probably do this for bfe and fxp, since I have both.
> Can someone suggest a good example driver that has already been converted,
> so I can see what needs to be done?
> Again, I don't care if they stay in the current/head tree.
> [more stuff snipped]
> rick
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