Subject: Re: if_detach
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2000 17:29:51
On Wed, 02 Feb 2000 10:27:05 +0900
> >This mostly works ... i.e. works for my USB Ethernet, except for a dangling
> >ifaddr reference left by the IPv6 code; have not yet tracked this down.
> in which part do you suspect them left? i'll try to look at it.
What I've seen is that a cloning route to the link-local-multicast
for the address that's being detached isn't going away, and that
would be what's holding onto the reference, I'm guessing.
If you build your kernel with IFAREF_DEBUG, you'll get lots of messages
on your console for where references are added and deleted, and when
the ifaddr struct is actually freed.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>