Re: PCI NCR875 Detection breakage?

Andi Kleen (
01 May 1998 13:52:40 +0200

"David S. Miller" <> writes:

> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 16:51:21 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Phil's Kernel Account" <>
> Now, I've never seen this 'whitehole' thing. I suspect it has
> something to do with the DC390F.
> Nope, it's a virtual networking interface used by the routing code
> when a route to a destination goes down and there are a few packets
> left queued to there, in such a situation the whitehole device becomes
> the destination.

Umm, I always was unter the impression that it was a primitive packet
generator. Anyways if it is used for something real (not profiling) it
should be fixed, otherwise the people using "" and ""
might not be happy someday...


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