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Re: [elliot@rpath.com: anaconda: Assume there is link on devices that don't support the required ioctls]



On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 05:09:46PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> 
> Why not fix the drivers instead of papering over the problem?

You might be able to read bit 2 (GDLNK) of the mode configuration
register (MCR) of a *real* 8390, but I don't think that the qemu hw
emulation has the bit set properly...  I don't see where qemu handles
MCR read/writes at all...

It doesn't seem unreasonable to assume the link is up if the ioctls
are not supported by a driver.

Meanwhile, Elliot - you might want to use one of the other ethernet
cards emulated by qemu like the rtl8139.

Cheers,

Matt
-- 
Matt Wilson
Founding Engineer
rPath, Inc.
msw rpath com


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