Arp locking patches

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Sat Aug 13 19:00:20 GMT 2005

On Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 02:56:37PM +0100, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
G> I was wondering if the arp locking patches (sys/netinet/if_ether.c 1.138-9 
G> and related changes) were planned to be MFC'd before 6.0 is released?  I'm 
G> seeing a panic on a dual CPU machine running BETA2/amd64 and am seeing the 
G> following panic semi-regularly which looks like it may be related to the 
G> lack of locking on the arp tables.

Sure. They are in release TODO list.

G> Note that the above was provoked with Peter Holm's stress test kit, but I 
G> have also had it on this machine in everyday use.  I'd be happy to test 
G> any patch.

Just take patches from HEAD and test them.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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