Panic in propagate_priority() [5.3-BETA2]

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Sep 1 20:32:55 PDT 2004

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Patrick Guelat wrote:

> Since nobody answered to the problem yet that I reported a  few days
> ago I did some more tests and got several panics since then...
> I'm trying to run OSPF6 on a gif-tunnel between a Cisco-7206VXR and a
> box running 5.3-BETA2 and get a panic everytime I start ospf6d (from
> /usr/ports/net/quagga). 
> It always ends in a panic in propagate_priority(), sometimes I get the
> following panic-message: 
>      panic: process 37 (swi1: net):1 holds rip but isn't blocked on a
> lock
> "rip" is the lock defined in netinet/raw_ip.c which is also used by the
> netinet6/raw_ip6.c. 

A couple of questions:

- Is this an SMP box?
- Is PREEMPTION enabled on the box?
- Are you using net.isr.enable=1 or debug.mpsafenet=1?

Is WITNESS compiled into your kernel, and if so, when you drop to DDB from
panic(), what does "show pcpu", "show locks", and "show locks 37"

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research

> Tracing the userland-part nearly always ends at the sendmsg(2)
> call on the raw socket, but sometimes the panic also occurs 
> some time before ospf6d sends it's first hello message (maybe during
> the reception of the ipv6 ospf packet from the cisco ?)
> Regards
> Patrick
> --
> Patrick Guélat, ImproWare AG Network Services, CH-4133 Pratteln
> Mail: Patrick.Guelat at - Phone: +41 61 826 93 00 (ext: 13)

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