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Re: kern/44144 (ifconfig causes assertion failure in vfs_lookup.c)
The following reply was made to PR kern/44144; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/44144 (ifconfig causes assertion failure in vfs_lookup.c)
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 22:16:04 +0000
On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 08:45:02PM +0000, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > Yeah, but that will take some restructuring; as things are it's going
> > to attempt wpi_cache_firmware every time it goes through wpi_init
> > until it succeeds, and each successive call is going to print a
> > message.
> I guess I expected the first failure to cause an error to be returned to
> userland. If I run "ifconfig wpi0 up" again, then it would be fine if
> it printed another error message, but preferably only one each time.
Several of the internalcalls to wpi_init aren't checked for failure.
If you added those checks it might do what you want; it might also go
kablooey... I'm not overly familiar with network drivers in general
(let alone this one in particular) and I don't have a wpi myself, so I
don't really want to try tinkering blindly.
> > This patch should cover more of the bases. (But note that I don't have
> > one of these, so I haven't tested it at all...)
> Thank you; I'll try it tomorrow.
Let me know when/if I should commit...
David A. Holland
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