Fix for thread+network crashes in 2.0/2.1?

Jeff Garzik (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:55:44 -0500 (EST)

Hi guys,

Has anyone done any further investigation into the serious
networking+threads crash problem in 2.0 and 2.1?
(reported by, confirmed by Alan Cox)

This bug is forcing several of my clients to look for Linux alternatives, in
one case they are a Linux-only shop and really want to stick with Linux. :(

Does anyone have any technical details on *why* this is happening? I can
attempt a fix but only if I know what to fix, and where to fix it. :)

(Of course, if you know how to fix it, let me know too :))

Any help getting our Linux networking back on its feet would be greatly
appreciated. I'm pretty desperate for a fix (a kernel junkie?). Looking at
the kernel source now, but someone who knows the networking code could
probably focus my bug hunt a little better.


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