Re: crash in tcp_fragment

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Here is a proposed fix I just posted for this issue:

  http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/144408/

neal

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Tim Hartrick <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Ilpo,
>
> Thanks for the answers.  This gives me some clarity on how to address
> the problem.
>
>
> Tim Hartrick
>
> On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 01:18 +0200, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012, Tim Hartrick wrote:
>>
>> >     We have been seeing the crash cited below on a number of our systems
>> > running kernel version 2.6.34, 2.6.36 and 2.6.38 using a number of
>> > different GigE controllers.  I note that commit
>> > 2fceec13375e5d98ef033c6b0ee03943fc460950 introduced a band-aid for the
>> > problem by replacing the BUG_ON() to a WARN().  I have two questions
>> > related to this.
>> >
>> > 1) Is there a fix for the root cause?  Can I get a pointer to the commit
>> > that claims to address the root cause?
>>
>> There have been multiple fixes recently on the counters which this code
>> depends on, however, nobody has afaict fully analyzed what else those
>> fixed.
>>
>> > 2) Will disabling GSO/TSO make the problem go away?  That is, is
>> > something related to GSO/TSO at the root of the problem?
>>
>> Very likely.
>>
>
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