Driver init failure not detected

Peter H|gfeldt <>
Mon Oct 29 22:27:51 CET 2001


The init function of struct driver_entry is not used for dynamic
drivers. See erl_ddll(3) for the details.

/Peter


On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Sean Hinde wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> If I have a driver with an init function defined in the driver_entry e.g
> 
> static struct driver_entry oci_driver_entry = {
>     oci_init,
>     oci_start,
>     oci_stop,
> ...
> }
> 
> and the oci_init function returns -1:
> 
> static int oci_init(void)
> {
> return -1
> }
> 
> I would expect that the erl_ddll:driver_load/2 call would fail. But it
> returns 'ok'
> 
> This is not what the documentation says..
> 
> Am I doing something wrong here or is it a bug?
> 
> Thanks,
> Sean
> 
> 
> 
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