Re: 2.1.99: NULL pointer dereference in tcp_v4_rehash

H.J. Lu (
Sun, 03 May 1998 18:11:55 +0000

David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 22:55:08 +0200
> From: Steffen Zahn <>
> I got the following Oops while connecting to my ISP. The computer locked
> up, no ping response, no Ctrl-Alt-Del etc.
> Linux-2.1.99 SMP, Dual-P2, egcs-1.0.2, ISDN, 3c59x.c:v0.99C
> Any chance to compile the kernel using something other than egcs?
> From looking at the assembler output your crash trace shows me,
> I fear that egcs is generating might be incorrect code, and I'd
> like to remove this variable from the equation.

egcs 1.0.2 is quite stable. I tend to think the bug is in the Linux
kernel. I have found a few kernel 2.1.9x bugs with egcs 1.0.2
and binutils


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