I moved the goal post; I am mow in the process of removing card and port
from the interfaces table (and interface_state). The only place we will store that is the wires table. When looking up an interface, we were already loading the wires table, so we can still ask the interface for its card and port, *if* it is wired up. And if it is not wired up, asking the interface for anything related to the wire is nonsensical, so print a backtrace and return an error. Work in progress.