[klibc] [bug] False debugging with ipconfig

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu May 18 13:20:34 PDT 2006

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> kinit.c contains the following lines before calling ipconfig_main:
> #ifdef INI_DEBUG
>     args[a++] = (char *)"-n";
> #endif
> In my attempts to debug the NFS mounting, this threw me off for a bit.
> (The -n parameter runs a "dry run" and does not actually configure
> the network).
> Thus, it seems it's actually impossible to debug NFS mounting with the
> stock, unpatched klibc.  It might be nice to either specify a second
> #define for this, or just call ipconfig twice, once for the dry-run,
> then again to fully configure the device.
> I know this isn't a big deal, but it'd help to be able to truely debug
> a fully functional kinit without needing to patch/edit the source.

Eep.  That's bad.

Thanks for spotting that.


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