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SubjectRe: RTNL assert
Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> "Stephen E. Clark" wrote:
> >
> > When I configure in Tunneling I get the following error message. Is this
> > normal? This with 2.4test9pre5
> >
> > GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver
> > RTNL: assertion failed at devinet.c(775):inetdev_event
>
> The rtnetlink lock needs to be taken around
> register_netdevice(). There should be a function
> which does these three common steps, but there isn't.
>
> --- linux-2.4.0-test10-pre5/net/ipv4/ip_gre.c Sat Sep 9 16:19:30 2000
> +++ linux-akpm/net/ipv4/ip_gre.c Sat Oct 28 21:44:23 2000
> @@ -1266,7 +1266,9 @@
> #ifdef MODULE
> register_netdev(&ipgre_fb_tunnel_dev);
> #else
> + rtnl_lock();
> register_netdevice(&ipgre_fb_tunnel_dev);
> + rtnl_unlock();
> #endif
>
> inet_add_protocol(&ipgre_protocol);
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Thanks Andrew,

I also get the same error if I try to configure in normal IPV4
tunneling. I guess it needs the same kind of patch.

Oct 27 14:46:59 joker kernel: IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver
Oct 27 14:46:59 joker kernel: RTNL: assertion failed at
devinet.c(775):inetdev_event
Oct 27 14:46:59 joker kernel: GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver
Oct 27 14:46:59 joker kernel: RTNL: assertion failed at
devinet.c(775):inetdev_event

Steve
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