Re: oops in 2.1.pre-44 w. ipv6 installed

Michael L. Galbraith (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 17:58:18 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, David C Niemi wrote:

> I have been tracking down a fatal oops with very similar symptoms in
> 2.1.pre44-2 on a system with 2 tulips, one 21041 and one 21140. 2.1.43
> seems OK, but 2.1.44-pre2 with the 0.76 driver gets the oops when the
> devices are ifconfig'd up.
> Oddly the machine seems very stable under 2.1.43. In my case ipv6 is *NOT*
> enabled but IP aliasing is; I suspect ipv6 and IP aliasing are just serving
> as scapegoats for a different problem.

I can't figure out why ipv6 has anything to do with it. The module isn't
even loaded at oops time, and I'm not doing any ipv6 things to start it
loading(?). However, not including it removes the problem :-\

I tried disabling aliasing (and ISDN).. no such luck.

Is /proc/net/dev trashed in your case too? Non-killable processes?

> Are you really sure the hardware is stable?

Pretty sure about the hardware.. heavily tested under high load (100->200).

> David