Subject: Re: iwi WiFi interface firmware load on boot
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: thilo <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/2005 20:19:03
isn't it better to keep that setup in ifconfig.iwi ?

I had it there and that worked fine.
At least that would keep things consistent (I think).
And I guess, that nfs-booting from the iwi, won't work because
thats before init.

Or am I wrong?

cheers thilo

Curt Sampson wrote:

> This is going to the current-users list because I feel that the people
> here are probably best qualified to answer this. But please cc me on
> responses if you wouldn't normally, as I'm not on the list itself.
> I'm consing up an rc.d script to load up the firmware for an iwi network
> interface, so that dhclient can work immediately on boot. However, I need
> a name for the darn thing. I'm thinking "iwisetup," but does anybody have
> a better idea?
> For anybody interested, I've appended a quick (and as yet entirely 
> untested)
> sketch of the script; comments are welcome.
> Oh, I'm developing this on a 3.0_BETA system, if there's some reason
> this wouldn't work on -current, can someone let me know? I can't
> off-hand think of any obvious way to be able to easily switch between
> netbsd-3 and current on my laptop.
> cjs