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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?
> 

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.

Scott


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