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SubjectRe: [patch] netconsole - log kernel messages over the network. 2.4.10.
Hi Andrew,

> > Ingo was not aware of the sourceforge project, and suggested me to
> > resend my reply to lkml. Does the patch work for you guys? Do I do
> > something wrong? That would be more than possible. :-)
> >
> > ...
> > cuddle:~# uname -a
> > Linux cuddle 2.4.9-ac15 #1 Thu Sep 27 13:54:51 CEST 2001 i686 unknown
> > cuddle:~# insmod netconsole dev=eth0 target_ip=0x0a604875 source_port=6666 target_port=5555
> > Using /lib/modules/2.4.9-ac15/kernel/drivers/net/netconsole.o
> > /lib/modules/2.4.9-ac15/kernel/drivers/net/netconsole.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
> > Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> If you're not using the eepro100 driver, then an insmod of the
> netconsole driver will fail:
> + if (!ndev->poll_controller) {
> + printk(KERN_ERR "netconsole: %s's network driver does not implement netlogging yet, aborting.\n", dev);
> + return -1;
> + }
> Maybe that message is in your logs somewhere?

Have to check that, can't reach the machine atm. But I don't use the
eepro100 driver for sure in that machine, so the insmod failure makes
sense. :-)

> Take a look at the poll_controller() implementation in the eepro100
> part of Ingo's patch - it's dead simple.

I believe you ;-) but I'm affraid I'm just a user, no programmer at
all :-(

> What we need is for a bunch of people to implement poll_controller()
> for *their* ethernet driver and contribute the tested diffs back to
> Ingo.

Would love to contribute.. Anyway, thank you for your answer!

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