Subject: Re: problems building -current
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/2005 23:54:41
On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 05:15:52PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >>For reasons that are not immediately obvious to me, the GENERIC.*
> >>kernels build successfully, including ext2fs_vfsops.o.  It's also
> >>not obvious to me why the complier thinks that devvp might be
> >>uninitialized, though that may just be the limits of the compiler's
> >>flow analysis ability.  
> >>  
> >>
> >
> >For what it's worth, "me too!".  Would it be worthwhile to just 
> >initialize it to NULL simply to work around the problem, or does someone 
> >with more clue know how to fix it properly...?
> Without understanding the problem more, I'm extremely reluctant to do 
> that.  In particular, when I looked at the code I saw absolutely 
> nothing that looked to be conditional on an INSTALL kernel vs. a 
> GENERIC, which makes me think that the real problem is elsewhere.

A random guess: it could be PIPE_SOCKETPAIR, hidden in one of the vnode

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference