[ECOS] PPP calls exit()

Øyvind Harboe oyvind.harboe@zylin.com
Fri Apr 16 11:22:00 GMT 2004


On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 11:13, Nick Garnett wrote:
> Øyvind Harboe <oyvind.harboe@zylin.com> writes:
> 
> > Is this intentional?
> > 
> > It seems strange for something like PPP to call exit().
> > 
> > Wouldn't that normally cause a reboot?
> 
> 
> It would probably just cause the PPP daemon thread to go into a spin,
> or maybe provoke an assertion. This is a hangover from this code's
> origins. Basically, ppp_available() will always return true, there's
> no way in eCos to have the daemon without the drivers. If it does
> return false then something really seriously bad has happened during
> configuration or build and it really doesn't matter what happens once
> the error message is out, the whole system is screwed anyway.

I see.

Is it a goal to avoid divergence with the original code?

The code is a bit more convoluted than the average eCos code.


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