Re: Weird kernel TCP message

Mike Shaver (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 23:06:01 -0400 (EDT)

Lars Marowsky-Bree mumbled something vague about:
> Oct 9 19:53:19 pointer kernel: *** tcp.c:tcp_data bug acked < copied
> Can anybody elaborate what this means?

I can try. =)

It's an error generated in tcp_data, which handles the incoming data
for TCP. I *think* it means that the TCP system copied data into its
buffers, but didn't ack all of it to the other system. I guess we're
supposed to ack everything we get... which sort of makes sense.

Of course, there is a statistically significant possibility that I'm
way off base, as I'm still new to this whole kernel hacking thing.



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