Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 847456
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at .. tcp_finish_connect
Last modified: 2012-08-13 11:47:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Kernel crashes randomly in tcp_finish_connect.
For the full stack trace, see the attached screenshot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(kernel-3.6.0-0.rc1.git3.2 + the 4 patches mentioned in bug 844485)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do stuff, crashes randomly.
This email seems relevant:
Created attachment 603695 [details]
screenshot showing stack trace
FYI I am building and testing a kernel that contains
the patch from comment 0.
The patch mentioned in the email in comment 0 does appear
to fix the problem, so far.
Been running for ~2 hours without crashing, whereas before
applying the patch it ran for about 5 mins.
My uptime is now just over a day:
21:13:54 up 1 day, 3:47, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
So I think I can say that the patch works ...
That patch got sucked in through patch-3.6-rc1-git5.xz today. Should be fixed in tomorrow's f18/rawhide.
Thanks for the report.
I confirm that 3.6.0-0.rc1.git5.1.fc18.x86_64 is substantially better in this area.