Re: oops in 2.1.pre-44 w. ipv6 installed

David C Niemi (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 13:44:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Michael L. Galbraith wrote:
> > I have been tracking down a fatal oops with very similar symptoms in
> > 2.1.pre44-2 on a system with 2 tulips, one 21041 and one 21140. 2.1.43
> > seems OK, but 2.1.44-pre2 with the 0.76 driver gets the oops when the
> > devices are ifconfig'd up.
> >
> > Oddly the machine seems very stable under 2.1.43. In my case ipv6 is *NOT*
> > enabled but IP aliasing is; I suspect ipv6 and IP aliasing are just serving
> > as scapegoats for a different problem.
> >
> I can't figure out why ipv6 has anything to do with it. The module isn't
> even loaded at oops time, and I'm not doing any ipv6 things to start it
> loading(?). However, not including it removes the problem :-\
> I tried disabling aliasing (and ISDN).. no such luck.

I really doubt ipv6 or aliasing really have anything to do with it.

> Is /proc/net/dev trashed in your case too? Non-killable processes?

The machine is too close to hung to look. All I can do is Alt-Control-Del.

> > Are you really sure the hardware is stable?
> >
> Pretty sure about the hardware.. heavily tested under high load (100->200).

So are you using Tulip cards? If so, what type(s)?

David 703-810-5538 Reston, Virginia, USA
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