svn commit: r344027 - in stable/12/sys: dev/vmware/vmxnet3 modules/vmware/vmxnet3 net

Patrick Kelsey pkelsey at
Tue Feb 12 01:18:56 UTC 2019

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:08 PM John Baldwin <jhb at> wrote:

> On 2/11/19 4:26 PM, Rodney W. Grimes wrote:
> >> Author: pkelsey
> >> Date: Mon Feb 11 23:24:39 2019
> >> New Revision: 344027
> >> URL:
> >>
> >> Log:
> >>   MFC r343291:
> >>   Convert vmx(4) to being an iflib driver.
> >
> > I strongly object to this MFC, given the current number
> > of 12.0 RELEASE related iflib problems we have it is
> > foolish of us to iflib any more drivers in 12.0
> This isn't the release branch though and presumably we have some time
> before
> 12.1 ships.  If there are reports of vmx(4) breakage on stable before 12.1
> we could always revert this commit then?
> I've heard of some EN's for 12.0 for iflib fixes.  Are those fixes in
> stable/12
> yet or are we still waiting for them to land in HEAD and/or be merged?

iflib.c is currently the same between head and stable/12.  I've found and
fixed a number of iflib bugs by developing the iflib version of the vmx(4)
driver, and it's also being fielded in a product.  I'm also aware that not
all current driver problems are necessarily iflib problems.  I think we'd
be better off letting this version of vmx(4) ride it out in stable/12 until
such time as we discover an actual horror that we then feel we need to
react to in some way other than just going ahead and fixing it.


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