Subject: Re: if_ep heads-up [Re: NFS root doesn't work with 3c590]
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/20/1997 16:54:12
You can't *always* look at the card -- if it's in a remote router
in a wiring closet somewhere.
And at least for the 3c59x/3c90x, you can't easily tell which
interface is enabled if things don't work. I think printing the
active interface at boot is useful, at least until ifmedia support
is in -current.
Anyway, I think the argument about output-line count is subjective and
biased. Look how many lines of console output SCSI controllers like
the bha driver produce. For some of us (e.g., those running diskless
:)) the network interface is at least as important.