[ECOS] OpenBSD and FreeBSD question? Thanks!

Jonathan Larmour jifl@eCosCentric.com
Tue Jan 7 21:31:00 GMT 2003

Gary D. Thomas wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 14:10, Jonathan Larmour wrote:
>>Gary D. Thomas wrote:
>>>On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 09:52, jameshq@liverpool.ac.uk wrote:
>>>>Hi all:
>>>> Can anyone tell me what's the difference between the OpenBSD(net
>>>>template) TCP/IP Stack and 
>>>>the FreeBSD TCP/IP Stack(new_net template)?
>>>>For using FreeBSD Does anything(the device driver) needs to be
>>>>If the current device driver support the OpenBSD, will it be suitable
>>>>for the FreeBSD without change?
>>>>(I can compile my deviece driver for the OpenBSD without problem, but
>>>>when I tried to use the FreeBSD
>>>>I encounter some problem, do I need to redesign the device driver?)
>>>The device drivers should be compatible (no changes required).
>>>The major difference at this time is that the new stack does
>>>not support SNMP (i.e. you can't build the SNMP package if
>>>you select "new_net")
>>Although in this particular case, it could be some subtle header file 
>>change, since there are quite a few differences between the ports in there.
>>Perhaps if you quote the error and the lines affected....
> Sadly, there seems to be much more to it than that :-( 

Sorry, insufficient snippage on my part. I was referring to James's 
original problem ("in this particular case").

 > The
> SNMP code has a very incestuous relationship with the network
> stack code (peeking directly into data structures, etc) and
> the details between the two stacks are quite different, especially
> in the areas in question.
> I did look at the latest SNMP code - it holds promise since the
> level of incest is lower - but it would still be major effort
> to get it into eCos.
> Bottom line - the current SNMP package is broken with the new stack
> and getting one to work won't happen soon.
> Of course, I'm happy to be proven wrong :-)

I'm sure a new port of the net snmp stuff is the only real answer.

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