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SubjectRe: pppd and 2.4.0pre10
On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 09:56:49AM +1100, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> Alex Buell wrote:
> >
> > tahallah[alex]:/home/alex > ppp-on
> >
> > tahallah[alex]:/home/alex > /usr/sbin/pppd: This system lacks kernel
> > support for PPP. This could be because the PPP kernel module could not be
> > loaded, or because PPP was not included in the kernel configuration. If
> > PPP was included as a module, try `/sbin/modprobe -v ppp'. If that fails,
>
> I have something different with ppp on 2.4.0-test10. I very often get
> the ppp link up, I can ping the ISP end of the connection, but nothing
> else. All the pppd messages look just fine coming up.
>

And something even more different. Dialin ppp connections to my 2.4.pre10
box with pppd version 2.4.0 is successful but uses all available CPU
resources. Load avg's stay around 1.5 with just pppd using resources.

excerpt from top:

107 processes: 104 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 99.4% user, 0.6% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 255632K av, 238360K used, 17272K free, 0K shrd, 9052K buff
Swap: 191480K av, 0K used, 191480K free 89068K cached

PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
15493 root 18 0 996 996 832 R 0 98.8 0.3 20:48 pppd


This is a dialin and not a dialout connection.


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