2.5.36 - "Dead loop on virtual device lo, fix it urgently!"

Marc-Christian Petersen (m.c.p@wolk-project.de)
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 22:51:34 +0200

Hi there,

from: net/core/dev.c

} else {
/* Recursion is detected! It is possible,
* unfortunately */
if (net_ratelimit())
printk(KERN_DEBUG "Dead loop on virtual device "
"%s, fix it urgently!\n", dev->name);

hehe, "It is possible, unfortunately" and I hit it :)

just having lo, eth0 and eth0:2, nothing special, no tunnels etc. :)

appears, reproducable, with "apt-get update" or any other kind of some
high network load. NIC is an Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 card using the
"original Becker driver".

Kind regards
        Marc-Christian Petersen


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