Subject: Re: annoying "link state changed" messages on boot
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/01/2006 09:07:00
On 5/1/06, Simon Burge <> wrote:
> Every time on boot, I'm seeing messages like:
>         wm0: link state changed to DOWN
>         wm0: link state changed to UP
> for any interface that's used, and just a
>         re0: link state changed to DOWN
> or similar for any interface that isn't used.
> Other than being somewhat annoying, do they serve any useful
> purpose?  If there any problem if "#ifdef DEBUG"ing them in
> if_link_state_change()?

I also find them annoying.  The question is: why were they added?

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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