Re: [2.6.35-rc3 regression] TCP connections on 'lo' interface randomlystall

From: Thomas Bächler
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 15:36:16 EST

Am 14.06.2010 20:23, schrieb Randy Dunlap:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:10:27 +0200 Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> With 2.6.35-rc3, I cannot use TCP over the 'lo' interface any more. This
>> is reproduced easily by running 'ssh localhost' and executing a few
>> commands inside the ssh session (if you are able to log in, 'ls -lhFR /'
>> does a good job) - the connection will stall completely after a very
>> short time. As far as I can see, all applications are affected.
>> It also seems that once a service is "stalled", I cannot open a new
>> connection to the same TCP port anymore. However, I can open a
>> connection to a different port until that one is stalled, too.
>> Running wireshark, I can see that TCP retransmissions are sent, but
>> never acknowledged.
>> Bisection (starting with 7908a9e as good and v2.6.35-rc3 as bad) leads
>> to the following commit. Please CC me on replies to this issue. Thanks
>> for your help.
> Does this patch fix it for you?

Yes, it seems to fix it. Thanks.

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