Subject: Re: PR-7148 (causes kernel panic)
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/26/1999 16:18:41
On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 11:31:46AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > Fixing this would require a kernel version bump (not a big deal, but needs
> > remembering).
> > 
> > The big question is do we need to have the ifa_metric field be an int, or
> > is a short ok?

I fixed the problem by making both the flags and refcount fields ints.

The kernel is now at 1.4M.

> On the same topic we have kern/1515, which could be fixed at the same time.
> The issue here was that on slow machine the perf hit could be noticable,
> but no definitive statement was made (at last I didn't find one in my
> archives).

Pr 1515 will need more work, because it (counters) get exported to

Take care,