Subject: Re: wpi(4) and transmitter being off
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-net
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
> Solaris.

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.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler