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    SubjectRe: cannot set IP for ethernet
    Oliver Neukum wrote:
    > Am Dienstag, 12. Juni 2007 schrieb Patrick McHardy:
    >>Oliver Neukum wrote:
    >>>with 2.6.22-rc4-git2 I am getting errors when setting IP for ethernet
    >>>ioctl(4, SIOCSIFADDR, 0x7fff94931600) = -1 ENOBUFS (No buffer space available)
    >>>The error is independant of the interface. It happens to all interfaces.
    >>>There's nothing in the syslog.
    >>>valisk:/home/oliver # uname -a
    >>>Linux valisk 2.6.22-rc4-git2-default #3 SMP Tue Jun 12 13:27:54 CEST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    >>This can happen if the initial inetdev allocation when the netdevice is
    >>registered fails. I think it would make sense to try to allocate again
    >>when adding addresses in that case, otherwise there is no way of
    >>recovery other than unregistering and registering the device again.
    > With your patch the problem has gone away. Is there a way to especially
    > stress the system in that regard?

    Its a failed allocation at NETDEV_REGISTER time. I guess you could
    keep unloading + reloading the driver module to try to reproduce it.
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