Rebooting daffy

Daffy doesn't always boot cleanly on the 10 Mb configuration of the experimental network.


Especially after a power outage, daffy refuses to reboot. An error message reads:
xl0:  MII without any phy!
xl0:  autonegotiation not supported
ifmedia_set:  no match for 0x200023/0xffffffff
panic:  ifmedia_set
You are dropped into the kernel debugger.


Just unplug the cable for xl0 from the back of daffy - the NICs seem to be correctly labeled. Plug it in after the kernel's loaded and everything runs fine.

Thanks to David Ott for helping narrow down the possible causes and to Michele Clark for digging the fix out of her mail spool.

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Author: Tom Hudson