Re: stable kernel, when?

Alan Cox (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 21:02:29 +0000 (GMT)

> Another bug seems to be related to the firewall packet logging when
> the machine can't write the log fast enough. Flood ping the machine
> from a local Ethernet (luckily a 64kbit/s BRI doesn't seem to be
> fast enough) crashes the machine reliably. Aside of the the way

Thats odd. I test that by flood pinging and otherwise bombing 2.0.x boxes
over 10baseT. 2.1 cleans this up with a netlink device that allows you
to receive the packets that the firewall bounces

> the kernel accounting of packets is implemented is more or less
> a bad joke performancewise.

Its designed for up to about 100 entries. I'd measure its performance
before assuming its a joke BTW. It works fine