Subject: Re: kern/18414: tlp driver can "collect" ~10 packets in 1.6 before
To: John Kohl <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/30/2002 01:34:11
> I had this problem with a SOHOware card, and figured out the problem was
> that I was explicitly choosing media rather than letting the card do its

Indeed, this is exactly the case that I had.

> own media negotiation with the switch/hub.  (I had to force it in 1.5.x
> because auto-negotiation wasn't working right.)
> If your ifconfig scripts select ifmedia, try not doing that.

This works around the bug, and (from two boots) seems to be reliable.

I am puzzled that repeated "ifconfig tlp0 down && ifconfig tlp0 up"
eventually brings the driver in line, though.  (Not the first time, but


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