Page fault in rt_newaddrmsg on gif0 destruction

Andreas Kohn andreas.kohn at
Mon Apr 19 01:51:25 PDT 2004

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 01:36:27 -0700
Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at> wrote:

> Ok i understand what is going on (thanks for the very detailed
> report, btw) -- basically the code was trying to use
> ifadd_byindex() after the information had been destroyed.
> I think the attached patch (basically mving a block of code down
> in if_detach) should fix the problem.
> Actually I believe this particular chunk of code should be moved
> even further down, possibly right before the final IF_AFDATA_UNLOCK(),
> because you cannot tell, a-priori, what information on the device
> the lower level routines expect to use, so zeroing the ifindex_table[]
> or calling destroy_dev() too early is probably a bug.
> If you can try it (in the proposed form, or moving it at the end
> of if_detach) and let me khow how it works for you, i can commit
> the fix.


thanks. I will try it as soon as I return home (in around 8 hours), and report back


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