Re: QUESTION: Why might Linux suddenly stop replying to pings forno apparent reason?

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 16:33:39 EST

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:30:59 -0400
Terry Phelps <tgphelps50@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> If I should be posting my question to somewhere other than the
> >> linux-kernel mailing list, please advise me where that might be. It
> >> sure looks like something in the kernel isn't working properly
> >> somewhere.
> >
> > If you can duplicate the problem with an *upstream* kernel then yes it
> > is. If you only see it on an Oracle kernel then talk to Oracle.
> >
> > Alan
> Alan,
> Thank you for your help. I am not a kernel hacker by any means, but
> will try to do what you suggest.
> Should I clone the current kernel git tree, and build the latest
> kernel? Or build from some other point in time?

I'd grab a modern release kernel - the current 3.4 version is probably
best. Building off the git tree tends to add other "interesting"
variables you don't need.

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