Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113413
too many ipv6 aliases cause kernel oops
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
With the attached script, you can easily crash RHEL3 AS, with lots of
pretty kernel panic and stack dumps to the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run my script as root
Created attachment 96949 [details]
This is the script that will force the kenrel to crash
Any progress on this so far? What is the upper limit to the number of
IPv6 aliases that a machine can have?
No progress, the earliest I'll be able to look at this is late next week.
Created attachment 99248 [details]
Fix for ipv6 crashes.
This fix from David Stevens will fix the bug.
Dave's fix in comment #9 has just now been committed to the
RHEL3 U2 kernel patch pool in kernel version 2.4.21-14.EL.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.