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ixl(4): Add ability to control link state on ifconfig down

Authored by on Jan 7 2021, 8:38 PM.



Add sysctl link_active_on_if_down, which allows user to control
if interface is kept in active state when it is brought
down with ifconfig. Set it to enabled by default to preserve
backwards compatibility.

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Event Timeline

  • Fix unqualified transceivers reporting

Driver was showing false positive messages about unqualified transceiver when link_active_on_if_down sysctl was set to 0 and link state changed to down.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jan 20 2021, 7:35 AM