7.0-CURRENT ppp related panic

Victor Snezhko snezhko at indorsoft.ru
Tue Jan 10 02:34:09 PST 2006

Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at FreeBSD.org> writes:

> G> I have managed to trigger two panics by doing ifconfig ppp0 destroy while
> G> ppp was running.
> Kernel ppp(4) is known to have problems. At least there are problems with
> interaction of Giant-locked tty layer and Giant-less network layer.
> I'd recommend you to use user-level ppp(8), or mpd, which routes traffic
> through kernel ng_ppp(4).

I may be mistaken, but I saw pppd in the panic report, isn't it an
indication of user-level ppp?

P.S.: I'm using user-level ppp(it comes before kernel one in the
handbook :)) and I am lucky enough not to experience any problem since
I switched to -current in November (besides INET6-caused one, which is
now fixed). Thanks for notice, though.

WBR, Victor V. Snezhko
EMail: snezhko at indorsoft.ru

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