I just tried something that seems to work, but please dont hit me ^^;;;

in wtap_ioctl I assigned curthread->td_vnet myself to point to a VNET
(saved it when the module first loaded) (I have not created any jails
yet)... and it works... I didnt put any CURVNET macros...

my assumption is that if ath drivers dont use VNET I shouldnt :P

What is wrong with this hack?


P.S. I have printed "porting to vnet" text to have it always at hand,
but its a bit hard for me... doing my best.

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Julian Elischer <jul...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 2/2/11 9:12 AM, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>> On Wed, 2 Feb 2011, Monthadar Al Jaberi wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> Thanx makes more sense, but I have noticed something weired if you can
>>> shade some light on.
>>> I added printfs one when the module is first loaded (static int
>>> event_handler(module_t module, int event, void *arg)):
>>> curthread=0xc3f95870
>>> curthread->td_vnet=0xc3170e00
>>> curthread->td_ucred=0xc3185d00
>>> TD_TO_VNET=0
>> Try to load it from laoder on boot; I think that should work as we are
>> setting the curvent for the kernel startup.
>> The problem you are seeing is a bug in the current implementation that
>> you cannot add any physical network interface after the kernel started.
>> This applies to cardbus/usb/... as well as any kind of ethernet
>> interface, so a kldload igb should yield it as well.
>> The fix for that is easy and hard at the same time:
>> A) either touch all drivers
>> B) or touch all cloned interfaces and change 3 common lines.
>>   or try to make cloners aware of vimages.
>> Solution B) is sitting in perforce with the entire stuff that it depends
>> on and was started with CH=179022,179255 but not limited to that if you
>> want to have a peek.
>> What you certainly can do locally to your driver for now is to make a
>> change like this:
>> +#ifdef VIMAGE
>> +       CURVNET_SET(vnet0);
>> +#endif
>>        ifp = if_alloc(IFT_ETHER);
>> +#ifdef VIMAGE
>> +       CURVNET_RESTORE();
>> +#endif
> you don't really need  the #ifdef except for readability as CURVNET_XXX ar
> enot defined for !vnet
>> It's the type A) kind of change from above that will break eventually
>> in the future.
>> /bz

//Monthadar Al Jaberi
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