Various route locking fixes merged to stable/7 (was: Re: Big
problems with 7.1 locking up :-()
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Wed Feb 25 17:28:09 PST 2009
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Robert Watson wrote:
> Just a minor heads up: I've merged both Kip Macy's lock order fixes to the
> kernel routing code, and the route locking and reference counting fixes from
> kern/130652 to stable/7. These fixes should correct a number of reported
> network-related hangs. We might want to release a subset of these as an
> errata patch to 7.1 if they shake out well in 7-stable.
> Robert N M Watson
> Computer Laboratory
> University of Cambridge
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Robert Watson wrote:
>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Pete French wrote:
>>>> FYI, I'm currently awaiting testing results from Pete on the MFC of a
>>>> number of routing table locking fixes, and once that's merged (hopefully
>>>> tomorrow?) I'll start on the patches in the above PR. I've taken a
>>>> crash-course in routing table locking in the last few days... :-)
>>> Just to let you know that I have had zero crashes since I out the patch
>>> live on sunday. Of course thats only three days, but it does look very
>>> much like it has fixed it. I am also running with the other routing table
>>> patch too..
>>> At this point no news is good news, as it is just sitting there ticking
>>> away nicely to itself. I will roll it out to a few more machines over the
>>> next few days.
>>> But looking good so far, I would encourage other people to try the ptches
>>> if they are having problems...
>> Thanks -- I've gone ahead and merged the patch to 7.x (r189026) so that I
>> can look at the PR and get that in-progress. Since the code affected by
>> the PR is no longer in 8.x, I'll merge directly to 7.x, and probably fairly
>> quickly since you've had it in production for a while.
>> Robert N M Watson
>> Computer Laboratory
>> University of Cambridge
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