Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218128
kernel 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 crash in netfilter
Last modified: 2008-02-07 23:26:03 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading from kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 to kernel-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5, a
Linux Fedora Core 5 host began crashing regularly somewhere in netfilter,
possibly as netfilter is called from / used by the bridge code.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from 2.6.18-1.2200 to 2.6.18-1.2239
2. Wait a few minutes.
3. <System crashes>
Downgrading back to 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 stopped the crashing.
Nothing gets the chance to be written to system logs, and I do not have a
serial console on this host. Therefore, the only detailed log information I
have is a digital photograph of the last 24 lines left on the screen after the
kernel panic. I will upload this digital photograph as an attachment to this
report. Sorry for the lack of details.
Created attachment 142627 [details]
digital photo of kernel panic data on screen
*** Bug 218129 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Further note. The downgraded 2200 kernel just crashed, exactly the same trace
data on the panic screen. So this does not appear to be kernel version
specific, but rather bridge / netfilter specific.
-Jay 2006/12/06 20:30 EST (GMT - 5 hours)
Further - upgraded to Linux Fedora Core 6, kernel-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6.
System still occasionally crashes, same symptoms.
Note that the type of packets which cause these crashes appear to be BitTorrent
packets. The crashes, as far as I can recall, have always and only occurred
when I was running BitTorrent. Maybe NetFilter doesn't like British accented
packets (since I only download British Sci-Fi via BitTorrent) :)
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)
I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer
Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.
Thanks for using Fedora!
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.
Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!