Re: 1.3.94 Ooops For Sale...

Alan Cox (
Tue, 30 Apr 1996 20:00:33 +0100 (BST)

> Each of these messages are "interrupt safe", and there shouldn't be

No. It should be but it isnt. Alexey is bang on with that.

> time of the request, but the user level daemon will continue its work
> asynchronously, and the requested functionality will be available inside
> the kernel anyway within a very short time.

ARP is in the category of "not worth waiting for a reply" so yes.

> This problem is quite easily fixed _in_user_space_, i.e. in arpd, where
> the problem originates!

Not all of it.