Re: 2.6.5 panic while unloading cisco_ipsec

From: Helge Deller
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 16:42:21 EST

Hi Geoff,

I don't have a fix for you, but I would propose that you try an open source alternative instead:

It worked for me like a charm, and the most important issue is, that it's a complete user-space application without any need for kernel modules at all :-)

Best regards,

On Thursday 13 May 2004 23:12, Geoff Mishkin wrote:
> Please let me know if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I get a
> kernel panic with kernel 2.6.5 (compiled with gcc 2.95.3) when I try to
> unload the Cisco VPN client's (4.0.3b) cisco_ipsec module. I know it's
> a binary-only module, so I'm not sure how much help this will be, but
> here's the text I managed to pull off the screen when I tried rmmod'ing
> it:
> (Not sure if there is anything above this, this is all that fit on the
> screen, and I didn't find anything in the logs)
> CPU: 0
> EIP: 0060:[<c02a9d26>] Tainted: PF
> EFLAGS: 00010202 (2.6.5)
> EIP is at qdisc_destroy+0x6/0xc4
> eax: 00000064 ebx: c6daa000 ecx: c6dabf20 edx: c6dabf28
> esi: 00000064 edi: ce5fd028 ebp: c6dabf6c esp: c6dabf28
> ds: 007b es: 007b ss:0068
> Process rmmod (pid: 7134, threadinfo=c6daa000 task=c6db19c0)
> Stack: c6daa000 d0abb600 c02a9ff3 00000064 d0abb600 d0abb600 c02a1426
> d0abb600
> d0abb600 00000000 c0398a9c c02440c8 d0abb600 d0ae8f80 d0a99aec
> d0abb600
> d0ae8f80 c6daa000 c012f724 bffff730 00000000 bffff730 00000000
> 63736963
> Call Trace:
> [<c02a9ff3>] dev_shutdown+0x57/0xe4
> [<c02a1426>] unregister_netdevice+0x192/0x288
> [<c02440c8>] unregister_netdev+0x10/0x28
> [<d0a99aec>] cleanup_module+0x1c/0x30 [cisco_ipsec]
> [<c012f724>] sys_delete_module+0x140/0x174
> [<c0143803>] sys_munmap+0x37/0x54
> [<c0108f2f>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
> Code: 8b 5e 0c ff 4e 18 0f 94 c0 84 c0 0f 84 a8 00 00 00 8b 56 2c
> <0>Kernel panic: Fatal exception in interrupt
> In interrupt handler - not syncing
> --Geoff Mishkin <gmishkin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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