Reminder: FCP-101: pending removal of some 10/100 Ethernet drivers

Joel Dahl joel at
Fri Feb 1 09:20:52 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:43:44PM +0000, Brooks Davis wrote:
> We are currently planning to remove the following less-popular 10/100
> Ethernet drivers in the March/April timeframe:
> ae, bm, cs, de, dme, ed, ep, ex, fe, pcn, sf, sn, tl, tx, txp, vx, wb, xe
> All of these drivers generate warnings in FreeBSD 12 and to the best of
> my knowledge, none have cleared the bar specified in the FCP[0]:


The above document states that the support lifetime for FreeBSD 12 is 2023.

The expected EOL (but not decided) for 12 is June 30, 2020 however, according to

So, hardware in some of my machines will only be supported until sometime next


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