oops: 2.1.42, AF_INET and pre-Cambrian code

Bill Maloy (maloy@goldinc.com)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 11:46:00 -0500

Since going bleeding edge on June 2, I had not experienced an oops-free
24 hours until I rebuilt a pre-ELF daemon which had been in service
since 1995: erpcd, or the Expedited Remote Procedure Call Daemon,
(c)1989, Xylogics Inc.

The first indication of trouble was the syslog message
kernel: erpcd forgot to set AF_INET in udp sendmsg. Fix it!
Apparently, that message from ipv4/udp.c is more than a suggestion :^)

Anyway, after rebuilding erpcd under 2.1.42, I am no longer experiencing

oops: 0000
cpu: 0
eip: 0010 :[<c01568b0>]

c0156504 t tcp_ack
c0156954 t tcp_fin

Ad nauseum detail available.

Bill Maloy
Linux longbeach 2.1.42 #3 Mon Jun 2 21:07:57 CDT 1997 i586
11:11am up 2 days, 16:27, 10 users, load average: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00