kernel: arpresolve: can't allocate llinfo for

Özkan KIRIK ozkan.kirik at
Fri Sep 24 13:02:00 UTC 2010

Thanks for fast reply,

version of source file:   src/sys/net/if.c,v 1.359.2.23 2010/07/30
21:58:35   but problem still occurs.

#arp -an | grep
? ( at 00:21:5e:56:83:76 on bce0.116 expires in 1131 seconds [vlan]

# ifconfig bce0.116
bce0.116: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:1b:78:38:55:f8
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseSX <full-duplex>)
        status: active
        vlan: 116 parent interface: bce0

interface has own IP & mask. I dont understand why this error occurs
altough this IP address exists in arp table.
This message ( kernel: arpresolve: can't allocate llinfo for ) repeats too frequently. ( nearly once per 10 seconds. )

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM,  <perryh at> wrote:
> ?zkan KIRIK <ozkan.kirik at> wrote:
>> When I watch log messages I see "kernel: arpresolve: can't allocate
>> llinfo for" messages ...
> "can't allocate llinfo" has been in the network code for a _very_
> long time.
> One cause is, or at least used to be, the machine having no netmask
> defined for its own IP address.

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