rtfree: 0xc741ee88 has 1 refs

Per olof Ljungmark peo at intersonic.se
Tue Nov 6 11:51:27 PST 2007


Kip Macy wrote:
<snip>
>>>>
>>>> so everytime when 10.1.1.2 try to contact someone from 10.10.1.1/24 I
>>>> see:
>>>> rtfree: 0xc741ee88 has 1 refs
>>>>
>>>> if I add direct route on 10.1.1.2 to 10.10.1.1/24 through 10.1.1.3 the
>>>> message will go away.
>>>>
>>>> Should I ignore this msg for now, or should I expect kernel panic
>>>> soon? :)
>> Just FYI, I see this on a few boxes including the 7-BETA2 I'm writing
>> this on. None of them has a carp interface though. What I find
>> interesting here is that none of them are able to run a SMP kernel
>> without crashing (no panic, they're just frozen completely).
>>
>> Perhaps it is a coincidence, I don't know, but I am very interested in
>> your findings and have testbeds if you need.
>>
> 
> The warning is mostly harmless. It means that rtfree is being called
> where RTFREE_LOCKED should be used. Adding a kdb_backtrace() should
> track it down for you.

"Mostly", meaning that in some cases it actually does harm? I cannot 
help noting the fact I decribed above but as I have not investigated it 
it may as well be just a coincidence.

I hope I can set aside some time to investigate it
  further.

--per


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