hostapd Won't Launch

Ayron Jungren ajungren
Fri Jan 25 15:33:25 PST 2013

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> Interesting.. I can only wonder whatever happened when this was reported
> last time as an issue for Gentoo years ago.. Apparently nothing. Anyway,
> feel free to copy my notes on this to the bug and better luck with
> getting it through this time.

I couldn't find that bug in Bugzilla, including searching for closed
bugs. Not sure what happened to it. The new bug I posted is at and I quoted you about
CONFIG_NO_STDOUT_DEBUG being intended for embedded builds.

> If you can reproduce this without CONFIG_NO_STDOUT_DEBUG=y in .config, I
> would be interested in seeing more details. It is a bit difficult to
> debug this with debugging disabled ;-).

I tried building hostapd without the aforementioned debug USE flag,
and ran a diff on the build configuration. The only difference is
CONFIG_NO_STDOUT_DEBUG=y, but adding that one line immediately makes
hostapd stop working. I think that officially makes it a heisenbug. :)
I'm sure it doesn't help track down the problem, but it's present on
1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. If I get really adventurous I may bisect the git
repo to see what commit added this behavior.

Thanks for your time,
Ayron Jungren

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