Bug 259343 - emulators/open-vm-tools logging errors in IPv6-only environment
Summary: emulators/open-vm-tools logging errors in IPv6-only environment
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 13.0-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Renato Botelho
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Reported: 2021-10-21 16:01 UTC by Marco Davids
Modified: 2021-10-22 03:31 UTC (History)
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Description Marco Davids 2021-10-21 16:01:29 UTC
I run a FreeBSD13.0-RELEASE VM on VMWare with a kernel compiled to run IPv6-only:

include GENERIC
ident GENERIC-IPV6ONLY
makeoptions MKMODULESENV+="WITHOUT_INET_SUPPORT="
nooptions INET
nodevice gre

The open-vm-tools software is logging some errors:

[2021-10-21T08:30:09.627Z] [ warning] [vmsvc] [34374492160] GuestInfoGetNicInfo: intf_open() failed
[2021-10-21T08:30:09.627Z] [ warning] [guestinfo] [34374492160] Failed to get NIC info. 

These seem libdumbnet.

I have a feeling that the part below of the code doesn't mix well with an IPv6-only environment and that the order should perhaps be shuffled a bit in order to improve things:

https://github.com/pexip/os-libdumbnet/blob/master/src/intf.c#L119
(not sure if this is the official repository, sorry for that - it was the best I could find)
Comment 1 Marco Davids 2021-10-21 16:02:32 UTC
I meant to write: "the seem related to libdumbnet".