Subject: Re: tl question
To: Sean Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/2001 11:57:36
Could someone submit a patch for the tl manpage?
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On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, Sean Davis wrote:
> Oh, okay. That would probably explain why ifconfig tl0 link0 reports that
> the interface has lost carrier a couple times and slowed down a good bit
> since I took that out of dev/pci/if_tl.c... I'll grab the original from cvs
> and put it back.
> Thanks for your help, I had no idea what that packet was :)
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 04:49:35PM -0700, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 11:59:39AM -0700, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> > > The NetBSD 'tl' driver is sending a "LLC Test Packet" apparently.
> > > Look at /sys/dev/pci/if_tl.c and search for 'LLC' if you want to see it.
> > > Apparently it is sent if the interface has been idle for a certain
> > > amount of time.
> > > I'm sure you could comment that section out if you want.
> > That's how the link detection works on the ThunderLAN -- you send out
> > an LLC test packet, and if you don't hear a response, your link is down,
> > or you need to try another media type.
> > --
> > -- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>