Bug 21402 - log is flooded with kernel messages
Summary: log is flooded with kernel messages
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-27 23:38 UTC by K2
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 03:59:25 UTC
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Description K2 2000-11-27 23:38:36 UTC
Every minute I get message from kernel in messages log

Nov 28 00:30:45 <host> kernel: martian source fffff082 for f3c9f082, dev
Nov 28 00:30:45 <host> kernel: ll header: 00 50 ba b5 de 6b 00 a0 24 1b ed
15 08 00

It appears even on start. What should it mean? My log become 200k more
every day

Comment 1 K2 2000-11-27 23:48:56 UTC
These problem is connected in some way with Samba, cause after I stop it the
messages dissaper

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2000-11-28 12:38:54 UTC
You can disable the message by doing
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth0/log_martians

you can also use Powertweak or sysctlconfig-gtk or add
"net/ipv4/conf/eth0/log_martians=0" to the /etc/sysctl.conf file 
to make this permanent.

This option stops the message about a "funny" packet being received by your
network card. ("martian" => funny enough to be from the planet Mars)

This can possibly be caused by a machine with a defective network card on
the network. This message in itself is harmless, but if you experience other
network problems as well, you (or your network admin) should find the defective 

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