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Bug 105757 - "service iptables stop" hangs forever
"service iptables stop" hangs forever
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 103177
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-09-26 19:55 EDT by Kaj J. Niemi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-01 06:36:06 EDT
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Test case /etc/sysconfig/iptables (837 bytes, text/plain)
2003-09-26 19:57 EDT, Kaj J. Niemi
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Description Kaj J. Niemi 2003-09-26 19:55:47 EDT
Description of problem:

iptables setup with port translation from common port to high port fails to stop
or restart (which is really the same thing as "stop", "start"), instead
"/sbin/service iptables stop" hangs forever as does any strace attempt on the
modprobe part. Modprobe utilizes 99% of CPU, driving load from 0.00 to 1.00.

Services active on the high port include things such as tomcat.

I'm able to reproduce this with all kernels I've tried this on including:


% ps ax
23069 pts/3    S      0:00 /bin/sh /sbin/service iptables stop
23072 pts/3    S      0:00 /bin/sh /etc/init.d/iptables stop
23111 pts/3    R      0:38 modprobe -r ipt_REDIRECT
23204 pts/3    R      0:00 ps ax

% /sbin/service iptables status
Firewall is stopped.

Attached is a sample /etc/sysconfig/iptables which I'm able to get to hang.

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Workaround is to reboot when modifying iptables rulesets but that really blows.
Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-09-26 19:57:01 EDT
Created attachment 94772 [details]
Test case /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Oh yeah, haven't touched /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config, it's at its defaults.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-28 23:41:39 EDT
This is a kernel issue.
Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2003-10-14 22:22:09 EDT
Looks like a duplicate of bug #103177 which is about Valhalla, but contains a
pointer to a fix.
Comment 4 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-10-16 10:18:48 EDT
Resolving as duplicate as earlier bug #103177 exists with the same symptoms.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 103177 ***

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