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SubjectRe: possible bug in tcp_input.c
On Oct-24 2003, Fri, 19:57 +0200
Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> wrote:

> > /* tcp_input.c, line 1138 */
> > static inline int tcp_head_timedout(struct sock *sk, struct tcp_opt *tp)
> > {
> > return tp->packets_out && tcp_skb_timedout(tp, skb_peek(&sk->write_queue));
> > }
>
> tp->packets_out > 0 implies that there is at least one packet in the write
> queue (it counts the number of unacked packets in flight, which are kept
> in the write queue). When that's not the case something else is wrong.

Yes, that's exactly what davem said. The corruption is happening somewhere
in netsched/imq code that's not even part of the official kernel tree (and
I'm told there's nobody to maintain the patch at present).

Thanks,
--
Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com>

P.S. I can post the patchset we've been using on the crashing machines
in case someone's interested, it's reasonably short:

9101 Jul 6 11:48 bridge-nf-0.0.7-against-2.4.22pre3.diff.gz
4123 Jul 6 11:14 imq-2.4.22pre3-1.diff.gz
1883 Jul 6 12:01 imq-nf-20030625-2.4.22pre3.diff.gz
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