Subject: -current cannot handle fragmented ether packets anymore !?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/27/2002 14:07:42
After noticing some 'Interrupted system call' messages during nfs
write access I did some simple ping tests with different packet sizes:
/sbin/ping -s 4068 basis
PING hal (10.17.3.2): 4068 data bytes
----hal PING Statistics----
6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss
or even a kernel panic on low end i386 and sparc!
... where as 4068 is the critical packet size: 4067 is still working!
This only happens if the -current machine is the initiator/sender of
these packets. As a ping responder a -current machine works fine with
lager packet sizes.
I can reproduce this on all my i386, macppc and sparc machines.
Can anybody fix this, please...