[Open-FCoE] Compiling target with

Karthik G Balaji findkb at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 08:10:05 UTC 2009


I am trying to make target work with 2.6.29. It is on the line with
Sivaram's patch posted few weeks ago. I am facing an issue when trying to

/open-fcoe-target# fcconf eth0 enable
fcconf: fcc_fcoe_config: FCoE create of eth0 failed
fcconf: fcc_fcoe_config: error 17 (null)
fcconf: fcc_fcoe_config: exiting at fcc_fcoe.c:142

I tried to look at the code,

fd = fcc_fcoe_open_wait();
    rc = ioctl(fd, FCOE_CREATE_INTERFACE, &cfg);
    if (rc < 0) {
        SA_LOG_ERR_EXIT(errno, "FCoE create of %s failed", pp->fp_name);

Tracing back I find that this error originates from
fcoe_create_interface(struct fcoe_info *fci, void *ptr),

fc->real_dev = (void *)dev_get_by_name(&init_net, cfg->local_ifname);
<----This function signature is changed
    if (fc->real_dev == NULL) {
        SA_LOG("could not get network device for %s",
        rc = -ENODEV;
        goto out;

    if (fcoe_find_fcdev(fc->real_dev->name) != NULL) {
        rc = -EEXIST;                 <---------- This is the error
        goto out;

The only change made here is,
-       fc->real_dev = (void *)dev_get_by_name(cfg->local_ifname);
+       fc->real_dev = (void *)dev_get_by_name(&init_net,

I could not figure out why this error occurs. If someone can explain this it
would be really helpful.

- Karthik

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