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SubjectRe: assertion (newsk->state != TCP_SYN_RECV)
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   From: Ville Herva <vherva@niksula.hut.fi>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 08:42:58 +0200

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 04:55:07PM -0800, you [David S. Miller] wrote:
> Try searching harder, it's a kernel bug which is fixed in
> current 2.4.21 prepatches.

For reference, the patch is at

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=104399842612703&w=2

BTW: How severe is the bug? Is it a harmless message, or can it do bad
things?

We believe that someone could take advantage of it to make a server
get stuck. So I'd say it's serious.

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