Re: Having Problems with 1.2 Beta 15

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:08:04 +1000

2.1.78 is the only version I have knowledge of.
Two bugs that we can see:

1) ip aliasing can cause a null-pointer dereference in the kernel. As
you can imagine, things go very wrong after that. Reboot to fix.

2) The kernel sometimes (harder to reproduce) fails to notice a process
terminate, and thinks that it is _still_ bound to a port, and listening.
Nothing can bind to the port in future, without a reboot.

Bill Wichers wrote:
> Could you elaborate a bit on the nature of this kernel bug? It sounds to
> me like it's something that would be good to know about before upgrading
> to the new kernel.
> -Bill
> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Dancer wrote:
> > Are you using linux 2.1.xx? If so, you've tickled a kernel bug. (We have
> > the same problem on a server). Let me know. It's bitten us on the ass
> > three times now, in a total of three months.
> >
> > D
> [snip]

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Thu Mar 12 1998 - 16:16:46 MST

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