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Re: ifconfig v2

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 07:49:38PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:47:21AM -0500, David Young wrote:
> > I find it hard to ignore the larger issue, though, which is that those
> > capability flags are only useful insofar as the NetBSD networking stack
> > and drivers are distrusted or buggy and some masochists like to turn
> > knobs until they find a combo that works. :-) Ordinarily a driver should
> > enable the offload capabilities that are known to work reliably, and it
> > should not advertise the buggy ones.
> it's more complicated than that; there are cases (e.g. mixing
> offload-enabled an non-enabled interfaces in a bridge) breaks things
> in subtle ways, and it's not the ethernet driver's fault.
> So yes, I need to see them.

The bridge is one of those buggy parts of the networking stack that I
was talking about.


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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