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Re: [patch] netconsole - log kernel messages over the network. 2.4.10.

To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [patch] netconsole - log kernel messages over the network. 2.4.10.
From: Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:46:05 -0600
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On Sep 26, 2001  15:29 -0600, adilger wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > sample startup of the netconsole on the server:
> > 
> >      insmod netconsole dev=eth1 target_ip=0x0a000701 \
> >                   source_port=6666 \
> >                   target_port=6666 \
> >                   target_eth_byte0=0x00 \
> >                   target_eth_byte1=0x90\
> >                   target_eth_byte2=0x27 \
> >                   target_eth_byte3=0x8C \
> >                   target_eth_byte4=0xA0 \
> >                   target_eth_byte5=0xA8
> 
> Ugh.  Maybe a wrapper script (netconsole-server) which automates this is
> in order?  I imagine the eth_byteX is a MAC address (or at least that this
> is in the documentation)?

Ok, I read the docs, and this is indeed a target MAC address.  It may still
be easier to accept a regular MAC address like target_mac=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
as the module parameter (and a target_ip=A.B.C.D).  In any case, here is a
script to automate this (ugly because of the conversions needed).

=========================================================================
#!/bin/sh
prog=netconsole-server
#
# initialize the netconsole using reasonable defaults (normally just the
# client IP address, and possibly the port.  We can determine the MAC
# address of the client system, IP address, the correct device, and verify
# that we are using an ethernet interface (required for netconsole to work).
#
# Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  Sep 26, 2001

usage()
{
        cat - <<- EOF 1>&2

        Initialize a network message console over UDP.

        usage: $prog [-b] [-d dev] [-m mac] [-p port] target[:port]
                -b       - use broadcast ethernet MAC address
                -m       - specify remote system MAC address (default: detect)
                -p       - local port to use for message traffic (default: 6666)
                -d       - ethernet device to use for messages (default: detect)
                target   - hostname/IP address of remote netconsole-client
                :port    - port on target netconsole-client (default: like -p)
        EOF
        exit 1
}

PATH=$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin
PORT=6666

while [ $# -ge 1 ]; do case $1 in
        -b) NOMAC=1 ;;
        -d) DEV=$2; shift ;;
        -m) MAC=$2; shift ;;
        -p) PORT=$2; shift ;;
        *:*) TGT=`echo $1 | sed "s/:.*//"`; TPORT=`echo $1 | sed "s/.*://"` ;;
        *) TGT=$1 ;;
        esac
        shift
done

[ -z "$TGT" ] && usage
[ -z "$TPORT" ] && TPORT=$PORT

ping -c 1 $TGT > /dev/null 2>&1
[ $? -ne 0 ] && echo "$prog: can't ping $TGT" 1>&2 && usage

dquad_to_hex()
{
        echo $1 | sed -e "s/[()]//g" -e "s/\./ /g" | while read I0 I1 I2 I3 ; do
                printf "0x%02X%02X%02X%02X" $I0 $I1 $I2 $I3
        done
}

# output from arp -a of the form:
# good: host.domain (A.B.C.D) at 00:50:BF:06:48:C1 [ether] on eth0
# bad:  ? (A.B.C.D) at <incomplete> on eth0
arp -a | grep $TGT | { read HOSTNAME IPADDR AT MACADDR TYPE ON IFACE;
        [ "$HOSTNAME" = "?" -a -z "$MAC" -a -z "$NOMAC" ] && \
                echo "$prog: can't resolve $TGT MAC" 1>&2 && usage

        [ -z "$MAC" ] && MAC=$MACADDR
        [ -z "$DEV" ] && DEV=$IFACE
        [ "$DEV" = "$IFACE" -a "$TYPE" != "[ether]" ] && \
                echo "$prog: $DEV must be an ethernet interface" 1>&2 && usage
                
        IPHEX=`dquad_to_hex $IPADDR`
        echo $MAC | sed "s/:/ /g" | { read M0 M1 M2 M3 M4 M5;
                if [ -z "$NOMAC" ]; then
                        TGTMAC="target_eth_byte0=0x$M0 target_eth_byte1=0x$M1 \
                                target_eth_byte2=0x$M2 target_eth_byte3=0x$M3 \
                                target_eth_byte4=0x$M4 target_eth_byte5=0x$M5"
                fi
                #insmod netconsole dev=$DEV target_ip=$IPHEX \
                echo dev=$DEV target_ip=$IPHEX \
                        source_port=$PORT target_port=$TPORT $TGTMAC
        }
}

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert


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