Subject: Re: wpi(4) and transmitter being off
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/09/2007 13:51:18
On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 07:49:07PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Originally IFF_RUNNING simply meant 'resources have been allocated for
> this driver'. That flag isn't supposed to be used by anything outside
> the driver. In Linux, it's used for link detection, and maybe also on
No, it is mostly meaningless under Solaris, too.
Link detection is very difficult in Solaris because it works differently
depending on who wrote the driver. For a lot of drivers
"dmesg | grep <drivername>" is the only way to figure out the link state.
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/