Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168293
Potential netconsole regression in transmit path
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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Description of problem:
A fix for a kernel hang when the link is down for e100 adapters may incur dropped netconsole messages. We try to transmit a message 32 times in rapid succession before declaring failure. This should be extended to a longer period of time, to cover cases where there is a lot of network traffic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This patch came out of a discussion when trying to get the e100 link down fix into AS 2.1.
Created attachment 118805 [details]
retry transmit for up to 2 jiffies
Patch to address the potential regression.
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.11.EL).
An advisory 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,
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if the solution does not work for you.