Re: 2.1.78 - cat: /proc/net/arp: Streams pipe error

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 19:25:37 +0300

In article <00b301bd25b0$715639b0$> you wrote:
: Now, on 2.1.78 I've seen the cron job report:

: cat: /proc/net/arp: Streams pipe error

: Could this be a memory allocation problem? I've also got memory allocation
: problems on sk_buff from the web server requesting several images at once.

Nope, it is old as Egypt Pyramides bug being present in almost
all /proc/net/* entries in all Linux versions.
For arp this hole is plugged in 2.1.79.

It is plugged, but not cured! Seems, the only true cure is to use
rtnetlink for reading dynamically changing information.

Alexey Kuznetsov