Subject: kern/1876: PPP Hangs with current kernel
To: None <>
From: Gary D. Duzan <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/31/1995 11:31:45
>Number:         1876
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       PPP Hangs with current kernel
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 31 11:35:04 1995
>Originator:     Gary D. Duzan
	Northeastern University
>Release:        Current of December 29, 1995
System: NetBSD 1.1 NetBSD 1.1 (WHEEL) #0: Wed Dec 6 17:10:45 EST 1995 i386

   After compiling a current kernel with gcc 2.7.2 and booting from
it, pppd will lock after a short time. It seems to stop around the
point where it hits 1MB of data transferred. No data is transferred
over the link, and pppd refuses to die. Eventually, if attempts to
send data over it continue, buffer space is exhausted. Current
binaries function properly (except for a minor systat display
problem) with a 1.1 kernel. May be i386 specific, but I have no
way of checking.

   Compile a kernel with gcc 2.7.2, boot from it, start up pppd,
transfer some data over the link (in my case, an active file via NNTP.)