[quagga-dev 3778] Re: Quagga-dev Digest, Vol 27, Issue 20

Andreas John quagga at aj.net-lab.net
Sun Oct 30 00:20:54 BST 2005


Hello!

Maybe this hint helps debugging: I remember being able to provoke the
crash when pullig the RJ45 Plug while receiving a full table (At least
on sk98lin - based network cards)

rgds,
Andreas

> I don't know how much of the tcp-stack is done in interrupt context but
> doing GFP_KERNEL allocations from an interrupt is definitely a bug und
> the code doing this must be fixed.
> 
> 
>>Should this test be relaxed or should we force a different type of
> 
> 
> No the BUG test is ok.
> 
> 
>>allocation in the
>>computation of Md5 keys for TCP Packets ?
> 
> 
> Probably. Try to use GFP_ATOMIC but keep in mind that GFP_ATOMIC allocation
> may return NULL if there is no memory availiable.
> 
>     regards   Christian






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