Kernel 2.6.21 BUG?

linux23dragon linux23dragon at iprimus.com.au
Sun Apr 29 04:46:48 PDT 2007


Hi

Update to iptables-1.3.7 and iproute-2.6.20-070313

Just make sure that you compile against the raw kernel headers when you
compile iptables.

Works good


Dave


On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 20:20 -0500, alupu at verizon.net wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> 686-pc-linux-gnu, kernel 2.6.20.7
> libpcap-0.9.4, ppp-2.4.3, net-tools-1.60,
> rp-pppoe-3.5, openssl-0.9.7g, ntp-4.2.0
> 
> Networking (and indeed the whole system) running smoothly.
> 
> PROBLEM
> Upgraded to the brand-new 2.6.21.
> Everything fine, EXCEPT the system crashes
> after connecting to Internet over the DSL line.
> 
> SYMPTOM
> In one of its simpler manifestations:
> 1. []$ pppoe-start
>    ...
>    Connected! 
> 2. []$ lynx http://www.linuxfromscratch.org
> 3. At this point the machine hangs with the BSD
>    (Black Screen of Death).
>    # The frozen screen shows 24 lines:
> 
> BUG: at arch/i386/kernel/smp.c:546 smp_call_function()
> [<c010d965>] smp_call_function+0x125/0x130
> [<........>] ... (Twenty lines of this nature)
> [<c0341570>] unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x240
> =======================
> 
> ATTEMPTS TO FIX THE SITUATION
> Switch back to the tried and true 2.6.20.7
> Upgrade five software packages to
> libpcap-0.9.5, ppp-2.4.4,
> rp-pppoe-3.8, openssl-0.9.8e and ntp-4.2.0a
> (per BLFS Development procedures).
> 
> Unfortunately, on switching to 2.6.21,
> THE PROBLEM REAPPEARS.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> -- Alex



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