Re: cannot set IP for ethernet

From: Patrick McHardy
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 07:17:36 EST

Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 12. Juni 2007 schrieb Patrick McHardy:
>>Oliver Neukum wrote:
>>>with 2.6.22-rc4-git2 I am getting errors when setting IP for ethernet
>>>ioctl(4, SIOCSIFADDR, 0x7fff94931600) = -1 ENOBUFS (No buffer space available)
>>>The error is independant of the interface. It happens to all interfaces.
>>>There's nothing in the syslog.
>>>valisk:/home/oliver # uname -a
>>>Linux valisk 2.6.22-rc4-git2-default #3 SMP Tue Jun 12 13:27:54 CEST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>This can happen if the initial inetdev allocation when the netdevice is
>>registered fails. I think it would make sense to try to allocate again
>>when adding addresses in that case, otherwise there is no way of
>>recovery other than unregistering and registering the device again.
> With your patch the problem has gone away. Is there a way to especially
> stress the system in that regard?

Its a failed allocation at NETDEV_REGISTER time. I guess you could
keep unloading + reloading the driver module to try to reproduce it.
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