FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers

Andrew Turner andrew at fubar.geek.nz
Fri Oct 5 15:05:16 UTC 2018

> On 3 Oct 2018, at 22:05, Brooks Davis <brooks at freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>> Please direct replies to freebsd-arch <<<
> FCP-01010 (https://github.com/freebsd/fcp/blob/master/fcp-0101.md)
> outlines a plan to deprecate most 10/100 Ethernet drivers in FreeBSD 12
> and remove them in FreeBSD 13 to reduce the burden of maintaining and
> improving the network stack.  We have discussed this within the
> core team and intend to move forward as proposed.  We are solictiting
> feedback on the list of drivers to be excepted from removal.
> The current list of drivers slated for REMOVAL is:
> ae, bfe, bm, cs, dme, ed, ep, ex, fe, pcn, rl, sf, smc, sn,
> ste, tl, tx, txp, vx, wb, xe

smc is found in the Arm models (simulators) [1]. I’ve seen it in the Foundation and Architecture Envelope Models. I assume it’s also in the other models, but don’t have a license for them to check.


[1] https://developer.arm.com/products/system-design/fixed-virtual-platforms

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