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SubjectRe: [patch] acenic driver update
On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 05:31:27AM +0100, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> >>>>> "Val" == Val Henson <> writes:
> Val> Jes, I just downloaded the 0.48 acenic driver and it still has a
> Val> reproducible null dereference bug. Anyone can oops their machine
> Val> by doing:
> Bugger I think I lost your patch in the noise. Sorry about that, it'll
> be in the next version.
> Val> ifconfig <gige> mtu 9000 ping -f -s 60000 <remote gige host>
> Val> ifconfig <gige> mtu 1500 ping -f -s 60000 <remote gige host>
> Val> I don't have a fix for this.
> Hmmm could be a firmware issue, I'll need to look at it. It is however
> a kind of bug that only root can cause deliberately. Doing ifconfig
> mtu foo ; ifconfig mtu bar is a little far from normal operation ;-)
It seems like it's caused by the driver trying to
do things while it's still setting up the rings.

static void ace_rx_int(struct net_device *dev, u32 rxretprd, u32 rxretcsm)
rip = &ap->skb->rx_jumbo_skbuff[skbidx];
skb = rip->skb;
skb_put(skb, retdesc->size); /* crash here */

while the driver might be doing this at the same time:

for (i = 0; i < RX_JUMBO_RING_ENTRIES; i++) {
if (ap->skb->rx_jumbo_skbuff[i].skb) {
ap->rx_jumbo_ring[i].size = 0;
ap->skb->rx_jumbo_skbuff[i].skb = NULL;
Pekka Pietikainen

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