Subject: Re: PR-7148 (causes kernel panic)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/1999 11:31:46
On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, David Brownlee wrote:
> This definitely sounds like a tech-net question.
> Any of our sys/net experts care to chime in on this?
Fixing this would require a kernel version bump (not a big deal, but needs
The big question is do we need to have the ifa_metric field be an int, or
is a short ok?
If so, this patch should fix it.
RCS file: /cvsroot/syssrc/sys/net/if.h,v
retrieving revision 1.40
diff -u -r1.40 if.h
--- if.h 1999/09/29 22:42:02 1.40
+++ if.h 1999/10/26 18:29:16
@@ -259,8 +259,8 @@
void (*ifa_rtrequest) /* check or clean routes (+ or -)'d */
__P((int, struct rtentry *, struct sockaddr *));
u_short ifa_flags; /* mostly rt_flags for cloning */
- short ifa_refcnt; /* count of references */
- int ifa_metric; /* cost of going out this interface */
+ short ifa_metric; /* cost of going out this interface */
+ int ifa_refcnt; /* count of references */
#define IFA_ROUTE RTF_UP /* route installed */
If ifa_metric needs to stay an int, we need to bump both flags and refcnt