On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 19:13 -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote: > found 656476 linux-2.6/2.6.18.dfsg.1-24etch1 > quit > > Hi Mike, > > Mike . wrote: > > > Grabbed an old Etch (4.0r7) iso and installed it to test for the > > problem and indeed after some heavy traffic the error occurs. > > > > etch-dlink-test:~# dpkg -l |grep linux-image > > ii linux-image-2.6.18-6-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-24etch1 Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/ > > > > After downgrading the kernel-image (taken from an Etch 4.0r6 iso) to : > > > > etch-dlink-test:~# dpkg -l |grep linux-image > > ii linux-image-2.6.18-6-686 2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1 Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/ > > > > I tested the box for an hour with maximum incoming+outgoing traffic on the interface without any problems. > > That's awesome. :) Does 2.6.20-1 reproduce the bug, too? > > That range points to > > * NET: Add preemption point in qdisc_run (CVE-2008-5713) This just made the existing race conditions in the driver easier to hit. Ben. > which is commit v2.6.25-rc9~99^2~24 (2008-03-28) upstream as the > triggering change. Old kernels can be found at > http://snapshot.debian.org/ if you are curious about how any > particular one behaves. > > > -- Ben Hutchings If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.
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