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SubjectRe: [BUG()] IrDA in 2.4.16 + preempt
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Martin Diehl wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Pawel Kot wrote:
>
> > I found an annoying problem with irda on 2.4.16.
> > When I remove irlan module I get sementation fault:
> > root@blurp:~# rmmod irlan
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: kernel BUG at slab.c:1200!
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: invalid operand: 0000
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: CPU: 0
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: EIP: 0010:[kmem_extra_free_checks+81/140] Not tainted
> [...]
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: Process rmmod (pid: 110, stackpage=cc045000)
> [..]
> > Dec 14 02:27:35 blurp kernel: Call Trace:
> [kfree+450/576]
> [netdev_finish_unregister+145/152]
> [unregister_netdevice+451/632]
> [unregister_netdev+16/40]
>
> Seems some inconsistency in the way how the irlan netdev is handled:
> having NETIF_F_DYNALLOC set for a netdev which is not allocated as an
> independent object doesn't seem to be a good idea to me ;-)
>
> The patch below simply removes NETIF_F_DYNALLOC just before calling
> unregister_netdev() und should fix the issue. It's untested however,
> since I'm unable to reproduce the Oops on UP without preempt (but it
> should be there as well, due to ipfrag_time for example). At least it
> compiles and doesn't do any harm to me.

It didn't help. Still the same BUGs(). Moreover: it seems that every
network connected process goes into D state. It happens with ifconfig and
ppd for sure.

> Btw., I'm not sure about the status of irlan - I'm only using ppp over
> ircomm or irnet.

In fact I discovered it accidently. I have loaded irlan instead of ircomm
when trying to firnd the reason why connect() on /dev/ircomm0 gives my "No
route to host" every time (with no success) although discivery succeeds.

I'll give it a try without the preempt patch.

pkot
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