FCP-0101: Deprecating most 10/100 Ethernet drivers
andrew at fubar.geek.nz
Fri Oct 5 15:21:37 UTC 2018
> On 5 Oct 2018, at 16:19, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 9:05 AM Andrew Turner <andrew at fubar.geek.nz <mailto:andrew at fubar.geek.nz>> wrote:
> > On 3 Oct 2018, at 22:05, Brooks Davis <brooks at freebsd.org <mailto:brooks at freebsd.org>> wrote:
> >>>> Please direct replies to freebsd-arch <<<
> > FCP-01010 (https://github.com/freebsd/fcp/blob/master/fcp-0101.md <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) . 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.
> Do we currently support those simulators? I see it is in the VERSATILEPB simulator that QEMU provides. Does that still work?
Yes, I boot FreeBSD/arm64 on them in a local Jenkins instance.
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