Re: Last night Linus bk - netfilter busted?

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 14:21:48 EST

On Friday 11 March 2005 13:51, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 15:00:56 +0100
> Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Works fine here. You could try if reverting one of these two patches
> > helps (second one only if its a SMP box).
> >
> > ChangeSet@xxxxxx, 2005-03-09 20:28:17-08:00, bdschuym@xxxxxxxxxx
> > [NETFILTER]: Reduce call chain length in netfilter (take 2)
> It's this change, I know it is, because Linus sees the same problem
> on his workstation.
> You wouldn't happen to be seeing this problem on a PPC box would
> you? Since Linus's machine is a PPC machine too, that would support
> my theory that this could be a compiler issue on that platform.

No, it is regular PIII laptop (preempt, UP).

> Damn, wait, Patrick, I think I know what's happening. The iptables
> IPT_* verdicts are dependant upon the NF_* values, and they don't
> cope with Bart's changes I bet. Can you figure out what the exact
> error would be? This kind of issue would explain the looping inside
> of ipt_do_table(), wouldn't it?

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