Re: Top kernel oopses/warnings for the week of May 16th 2008

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Fri May 16 2008 - 14:06:29 EST

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 09:41:31AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Bug of the week
> ---------------
> Not in the top 10 (but barely not so), but upcoming fast is a bug that has a very
> distinct pattern.
> The backtraces are at
> The pattern is that the kernel gets an invalid pointer passed to fput(),
> coming down from a select() system call done by the "wpa_supplicant" program.
> The fact that it is ONLY wpa_supplicant implicates the wireless/network stack.
> Another observation is that this only happens with 64 bit kernels, even though
> a large portion of the users uses 32 bit kernels. This implies that this is a 64-bit
> type of bug. It appears that the top 32 bit of the pointers is getting corrupted
> (the bottom part at least looks valid).

Unless I misunderstand your webinterface another pattern is a "fc9" in
the version string.

My first guess would be that it might be a problem in some code that is
only in Fedora kernels?



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