Re: Fix for thread+network crashes in 2.0/2.1?

Alan Cox (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:50:30 +0000 (GMT)

> 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)

Several people are , its not a trivial problem and I dont have the time to
look into fixing it much right now.

> 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. :)

Something seems to cause an sk_buff to be reused after its been deleted
(or its being freed and then queued), I havent traced it completely but
I cant duplicate the problem prior to 2.0.30 here. 2.0.29 + the fragment
patch seems to sit and take it forever.


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