[Bridge] unregister_netdevice: waiting for br0 to become free.
Usage count = 1 (188.8.131.52)
louis.croisez at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 00:37:31 PDT 2005
2. Any ideas of something to try in order to make this repeatable?
What i would do to reproduce it, is make a script establishing the bridge, =
then flooding the bridge with some external ping -f, then shuting down the =
bridge. If there is a refcount release problem, it should appear on eavy =
load (some buffer overflow, or something like that).
Also, are you playing with ebtables? How do you use this bridge?
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 19:04:01 -0700
> From: Robert Scott <rbscott at axentra.net>
> Subject: [Bridge] unregister_netdevice: waiting for br0 to become
> free. Usage count =3D 1 (184.108.40.206 <http://220.127.116.11/>)
> To: bridge at lists.osdl.org
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> I know that this bug has been discussed before at length on this
> mailing list, but previous post seemed to indicate that it was fixed
> before kernel 2.6.12. I am still seeing this occasionally in kernel
> 18.104.22.168 <http://22.214.171.124/>. The system is running knoppix, and IPV6 is =
> not compiled
> into the kernel(other posts mentioned numerous problems with the IPV6
> code). But every so often, when bringing down the bridge (it doesn't
> happen every time), the process hangs, and the following message
> appears in dmesg repeatedly:
> 'unregister_netdevice: waiting for br0 to become free. Usage count =3D 1'
> None of the processes involved can be killed, and an attempt to run
> an ifconfig results in a process that is also waiting forever. At
> this point the box must be rebooted forcefully.
> Two questions.
> 1. In a previous post, someone mentioned one solution was to
> commenting out the check that is hanging in the kernel. Does this
> check preventing something terrible from happening(i assumed that it
> does), or is it safe to remove it.
> 2. Any ideas of something to try in order to make this repeatable?
> --robert scott
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