[2.6] ethertap and af_inet.c assertion failures
From: Simon Roscic
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 13:55:33 EST
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today i upgraded my kernel from 2.6.9-rc2 to 2.6.10-rc3-bk12, now i get the
following assertion failures while using the (closed source) phion vpn client,
the vpn client uses ethertap, there are no closed source kernel modules or the
KERNEL: assertion (!atomic_read(&sk->sk_wmem_alloc)) failed at
when the kernel prints out the above message the connection for the program
using the vpn gets stuck - it happens very often if i use rdesktop, but it
also happens when i just use ssh, so the bug may be triggered more often when
there is more traffic over the vpn tunnel.
i tried with some other 2.6 kernel releases:
up to and including 2.6.9-rc2: no problem
2.6.9-rc3 does not boot on my machine
2.6.9-rc4 assertion failed as explained above
2.6.9 assertion failed as explained above
so it seems ethertap got broken somewhere post 2.6.9-rc2.
any ideas what got changed post 2.6.9-rc2 wich might cause this?
thanks for looking at this problem, if i can provide more information, just
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