Bug 604666 - Many "martian source" log messages after upgrade to F13
Summary: Many "martian source" log messages after upgrade to F13
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-16 13:11 UTC by Robert de Rooy
Modified: 2011-06-27 18:22 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 18:22:19 UTC

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Description Robert de Rooy 2010-06-16 13:11:40 UTC
Description of problem:
Since upgrading from F12 to F13 I get lots of these messages in the logs

martian source from, on dev wlan0
ll header: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:1c:f0:fd:8f:26:08:06

In fact in the last hour and a half I already got 68

# uptime
 14:53:34 up  1:30,  3 users,  load average: 0.02, 0.05, 0.06
# dmesg |grep martian|wc -l

This only seems to happen when I am connected over both eth0 and wlan0 simultaneously to the same network, which is a common setup for a home WiFi router. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Each time you have 2 network interfaces on the same network (eth0 and wlan0 in this case)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Typical home WiFi router
2. connect to the router via WiFi
3. connect to the router via Ethernet
Actual results:
Martian invasion

Expected results:
Martians stay at home

Additional info:

# ifconfig 
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:41:E3:7E:57  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:44592 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:33955 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:47017332 (44.8 MiB)  TX bytes:4945014 (4.7 MiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:737 (737.0 b)  TX bytes:737 (737.0 b)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:7E:57:31:2D  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:784 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:149921 (146.4 KiB)  TX bytes:3849 (3.7 KiB)

# lspci -nn|grep Ethernet
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:109a]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC [168c:1014] (rev 01)

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2010-06-28 20:16:07 UTC
This appears to be kernel/network layer issues.

Comment 2 Robert de Rooy 2010-07-07 09:47:39 UTC
In the meantime I got a new machine with Intel Wifi and it has the same problem.

$ lspci -nn|grep Network
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10ea] (rev 06)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:4239] (rev 35)

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 10:37:26 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 18:22:19 UTC
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