Re: Networking Status pre #2

David Flood (
Mon, 13 May 1996 20:05:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 12 May 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> Can people mail the list (not just me directly) if they are seeing the
> following with 2.0 pre 2
> 1. double lock on device queue
> 2. repeated socket destroy messages every 10 seconds

Since 1.3.98 if I don't do a 'route del ${IPADDR}' in my ethernet rc scripts
after ifconfiging my ethernet. I have two desktop machines, one with a ne1000
and the other with a wd8013ebt. I don't have this problem on my laptop with
a Linksys pcmcia ethernet card.

> 3. Stuck sockets (notably on big FTP or WWW servers)
> 4. panic: ip_evictor (this typically won't be seen unless you do
> something like deliberately spray a machine with incomplete packets
> - eg by doing ping -s 32768 -f down a SLIP link).
> 5. TCP send queue out of order reports
> 6. Not being able to talk to some sites and a trace that looks like
> a MTU discovery problem (continually resending a frame with DF set
> and getting an ICMP error back).
> 7. TCP performance problems.
> 8. bogus packet size/mismatched pointers reports on 8390 based ethernet
> drivers.
> I want to see how bad these problems actually are and how many people are
> seeing them - also hopefully a pattern so try and include hardware info.
> Alan