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Re: kernel/5513: Improved carp(4) debugging

On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 14:32 -0500, Brian A Seklecki (Mobile) wrote:
> All:
> I'd like to solicit feedback on PR kernel/5513.  It adds debug
> statements for carp(4) interface state transitions (a la cisco's "debug
> standby").  This helps administrator troubleshoot events.  


I have improved upon my original OpenBSD carp(4) logging patch by
merging the FreeBSD patch into NetBSD 4.



I have file NetBSD pr#: kern/38260

There are still some issues with the CARP_LOG macro -- thus some message
get a duplicate interface name prefix. The C99 style macro in FreeBSD
doesn't port cleanly.


> For one thing, it would certainly cut back on mailing list traffic on
> the subject.  It would even help more-advanced administrator diagnose
> problems (hardware, network) that they might not even know that they
> have.
> ~BAS
> PS> I would take it up directly with the subsystem maintainer, but a lot
> of people touch netinet/carp.{h,c}: chl@ , mpf@ , claudio@ , markus@ ,
> joel@ , reyk@ 
Brian A. Seklecki <>
Collaborative Fusion, Inc.

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