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Re: pkg/42471

OBATA Akio wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/42471; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: "OBATA Akio" <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: pkg/42471
> Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:29:56 +0900
>  Is this issue same as PR#37003?
>  If so, it seems that suggested patch is wrong approach.

Indeed, it is the same bug. But I don't quite agree with:

        This is due to NetBSD handling tap device name differently,
        it does not allow an fstat, but uses an ioctl instead.
        Below is a patch I used to fix this.

(found here:

In my oppinion (correct me if I'm wrong) the specified device ("-net
tap,ifname=tapX") /dev/tapX should be used as parameter for the tap_open
function. The provided patch (for PR#37003) might be the better
solution. Since I'm quite new to NetBSD and its internals. it is up to
you to decide which one applies better to NetBSD.

Btw: PR#37003 was reported in 2007. How comes the same malfunction is
still existent?

Victor Dorneanu

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