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Re: loopback network device

To: Rabeeh Khoury <rabeeh@galileo.co.il>
Subject: Re: loopback network device
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:01:15 +0100
Cc: "linux-mips@fnet.fr" <linux-mips@fnet.fr>
In-reply-to: <3A0FAECA.58B19F73@galileo.co.il>; from rabeeh@galileo.co.il on Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 11:05:14AM +0200
References: <3A0FAECA.58B19F73@galileo.co.il>
On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 11:05:14AM +0200, Rabeeh Khoury wrote:

> I'm running kernel 2.4-test9 , when I run the command ./ifup ifcfg-lo
> (bringing lo network device up) the kernel explodes in paging fault
> error message !!!!!
> 
> Did any one encounter such a problem ?
> 
> Another remark - in arch/mips/kernel/unaligned.c the line -
> 
> if(unaligned_instructions % 1024)
> 
> should be
> 
> if(!(unaligned_instructions % 1024))

What source tree are you looking at?  I don't have such code in my tree.

It seems to be a bad idea to emit messages at that speed, though;  this
feature can be abused for a local DoS attack.

  Ralf

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