get_myaddress error with nfsd

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 13 17:06:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 13 08:07, Jazz wrote:
> Yesterday I just did a clean installation of Cygwin 1.7.20-1 and I have
> experienced exactly the same issue as you - mountd and nfsd don't start
> (get_myaddress: ioctl: Invalid argument in logs). Portmap starts fine.
> I tried to downgrade sunrpc, but that didn't help.

Ouch.  This is my fault.  When I removed support for OS versions prior
to Windows XP, I accidentally removed support for applications using
ioctl on sockets built under Cygwin versions prior to Cygwin 1.7.

Now, nfs-server has no maintainer and had been built in 2006, so it's
affected by this.

I'm reluctant to revert the old functionality since that re-introduces
code to read network adapter inforation in a way only required up to
Windows XP pre-SP1.

I'm going to think a bit about this problem and try to come up with
another way to support older applications in 1.7.21 again, using only
the current functionality.

Stay tuned,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

Problem reports:
Unsubscribe info:

More information about the Cygwin mailing list