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Bug#592187: [stable] Bug#576838: virtio network crashes again

Hi all,

> > I was finally able to identify the patch series that introduced the fix
> > (they were introduced to -stable in
> > 
> > cb63112 net: add __must_check to sk_add_backlog
> > a12a9a2 net: backlog functions rename
> > 51c5db4 x25: use limited socket backlog
> > c531ab2 tipc: use limited socket backlog
> > 37d60aa sctp: use limited socket backlog
> > 9b3d968 llc: use limited socket backlog
> > 230401e udp: use limited socket backlog
> > 20a92ec tcp: use limited socket backlog
> > ab9dd05 net: add limit for socket backlog
> > 
> > After applying these to, I wasn't able to trigger the failure
> > anymore.
> What "failure"?
> > 230401e didn't apply cleanly with git cherry-pick on top of,
> > so there might be some additional work needed.
> > 
> > @Greg: would it be possible to have these fixes in the next 2.6.32? See
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=592187#69 for details:
> > they fix a guest network crash during heavy nfs-io using virtio.
> These are a lot of patches, looking like they are adding a new feature.
> I would need to get the ack of the network maintainer before I can add
> them.
> David?

I don't mean to nag (hm well, maybe I do) and I know you were busy
preparing the guard-page fixes, but what's the status of this? In the
meantime, we triggered this bug also on barebone hardware using nfs over
tcp with default [rw]sizes of about 1MiB. On the real hardware, the
kernel oopsed, not only the network stack ...

With these patches applied, everything works smoothly. I'd really love
to see a stable 2.6.32 ... 

> thanks,
> greg k-h

Lukas Kolbe

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