Bug 11964 - neighbour table overflow message on vc4 - need to setup lo device?
Summary: neighbour table overflow message on vc4 - need to setup lo device?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brock Organ
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-06-07 22:04 UTC by Matthew Galgoci
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-08 19:52:53 UTC

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Description Matthew Galgoci 2000-06-07 22:04:11 UTC
During the install of beta1, I noticed a message concerning 
neighbour table overflow on vc4. It was suggested by alan that 
this is a misconfiguration of the loop back device.

Please fix.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-10 02:37:58 UTC
do you get this behavior consistently and repeatably on your installs ...?  I've
not seen this message except during stressful network conditions (ie NFS server
timeouts during install...)

Comment 2 Brent Nordquist 2000-06-13 03:59:30 UTC
I had several of these tonight during a Winston Beta-1 custom graphical
install.  The machine is at home on a small 10/100 hub with a few others; there
wouldn't be high network traffic here.  The install also hung at "Performing
post-install configuration" and I'm entering a separate bug for that.

Comment 3 David Balažic 2000-06-19 17:18:49 UTC
I get that message every time ( during install ). It appears after the X server 
starts up.

Comment 4 David Balažic 2000-07-03 10:13:23 UTC
Still there in beta2.

I think alan cox said on the testers-list that this due
to some misconfiguration in the kernel.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-27 18:22:48 UTC
Do you see this in beta 5?

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2000-08-05 01:46:13 UTC
ifconfig lo netmask up
route add -net

then it will be happy

Comment 7 David Balažic 2000-08-16 09:22:21 UTC
Still seeing this in beta5.
A bit hard to do those commands alan suggested on install !

Comment 8 David Balažic 2000-08-22 12:12:42 UTC
And I still see it in RC1.
I appears as the last line on VT3 ( or VT4 , where messages like
"<3> some kernel message" appear ) after the anaconda GUI is loaded
on install.

Comment 9 Erik Troan 2000-08-23 18:24:31 UTC
Alan, shouldn't the kernel add the network route automatically? In any case,
"route add -net" is complaning about SIOCADDRT: Invalid argument (with
standard route command).

Me confused.

Comment 10 Alan Cox 2000-10-19 00:12:10 UTC
The kernel will add the route if you ifconfig the device appropriately

Comment 11 Erik Troan 2000-11-20 16:55:48 UTC
CVS adds the network route now. Let us know if you see this problem in
the next beta you get.

Comment 12 Brock Organ 2000-12-11 19:12:29 UTC
no post-fix reports of this error ... please reopen if still a problem ...

Comment 13 David Balažic 2001-02-06 17:02:54 UTC
It still happens with Redhat Linux 7.0 (Guiness) i386.
On install from CD when the X server is started,
the message appears on VT4 (<4>neighbour table overflow)

Comment 14 David Balažic 2001-02-08 10:13:42 UTC
Doesn't happen anymore with Florence beta2.

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