[RFC][PATCH] Very basic sysfs support for ATM devices

matthieu castet castet.matthieu at free.fr
Wed Jan 19 15:42:04 EST 2005

Roman Kagan wrote:
>   Hi Aurelio,
> On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 20:37 +0100, Aurelio Arroyo wrote:
>>>2) pppd with rp-pppoe plugin, when started before the ADSL link is
>>>negotiated, times out to receive PADO and never retries, so I had to put
>>>a big delay before starting it up to allow for link to be established
>>If I understand you, I only can repeat your words "the right solution is to
>>create the ATM device only when it's usable" ;^)
> No, that's a different story.  In fact, the patch to cxacru.c I posted
> the other day (still not commented by anyone, hint) was applied here
> too, so the ATM device was created only when the modem was fully
> initialised.  At that time it's definitely usable.
>>Delay it until line sync end?
> No, you don't want the ATM device to disappear if someone pulls out the
> phone line jack.  That's what atm_dev->signal is for.
> The problem I'm seeing is in pppd: if it fails to establish a
> connection, it should either retry or exit with a failure code.  Instead
> it's going to sleep forever, and that IMO is a bug.
aren't ppp options for that ? (persist, retry, ...)

> Cheers,
>   Roman.

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