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Re: NICs not in GENERIC Scott Long Tue Feb 21 18:00:16 2012

On Feb 21, 2012, at 10:51 AM, Navdeep Parhar wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 03:56:56PM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a specific reason that the following NICs are not (or shall  
>> not be) in GENERIC (at least on i386)?
> No specific reason for these two:
>> - if_cxgb
>> - if_cxgbe
> But I do prefer to load them as modules (and as late as possible --
> after sysctl.conf has been processed and any nmbclusters, nmbjumboXX
> settings have taken affect).
> Other than root over NFS, is there any reason to have NIC drivers in

GENERIC is the kernel profile that's used during installation, and the 
installer (at one point in time) supported installing over NFS and FTP.  
GENERIC was also a good smoke test to see if FreeBSD would run on a newly 
purchased machine, since it included most drivers.


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