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Re: NetBSD 5 wm promisc mode resetting interface

Hi, Mark.

 > PR 29126 talks about packet loss going into and out of promisc mode for 
 > various network cards because the adapter was being reset and spanning 
 > tree restarts etc.  Fixes were applied for various cards to not require a 
 > reset but the end of the PR talks about wm also probably needing a similar 
 > patch.
 > I hadn't particularly noticed the issue till now with our machines with wm 
 > (probably because the switch ports are set to do "portfast" spanning tree) 
 > but on looking I see that there is a three second or so break going into 
 > or out of promisc.  However we now have some machines with wm interfaces 
 > that are configured as 802.1q trunks and if you put those into promisc 
 > there is a 35 second disruption :-(
 > So is it possible to get wm cards into/out of promisc mode without 
 > resetting the card? Can someone who understands the driver code provide a 
 > patch?
 > cheers
 > mark

I can make the patch for wm. Please wait a little.

                SAITOH Masanobu (

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