Late Broadcom link detection makes IP config (bootp) fail

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Mon Oct 22 23:17:35 EST 2001

>Some of GMAC initialisation seems to be delayed and done asynchronously.
>Shouldn't link be detected and the interface brought up before return
>from the init function? Otherwise it is impossible to use this driver
>with IP autoconfig and NFS root.

It's not supposed to be synchronous. It's ipconfig's fault not to wait
long enough.


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