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Re: kern/41918: pppoe BROKEN: panic:kernel diagnostic assertion "!cpu_softintr_p()" ... subr_kmem.c

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 06:54:35AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Aug 23,  6:45am, (Frank Kardel) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: kern/41918: pppoe BROKEN: panic:kernel diagnostic assertion "
> |  Besides that there is always room for improvement, the problem occurred 
> |  just recently - a feeled 1-2weeks ago (I noticed it with my -current 
> |  update of last week).
> |  So it is likely the deferral of the setting of link-local and loopback 
> |  addresses to a thread. The workqueue setup code uses kmem_zalloc that 
> |  imports the non softintr
> |  requirement into in6_ifattach() (in6_ifattach.c:1.83 2009-08-13). Using 
> |  malloc() instead might be an option (in6_createmkludge()) does that.
> |  
> |  Frank
> That also seems to break if_iwn.c during boot.

I don't know if it is related, but iwn(4) and pppoe(4) are both doing
"funny" things with IFF_UP.  It is inexcusable in the case of iwn(4),
which should modify IFF_RUNNING, instead.  I don't understand how/why
pppoe(4) messes with IFF_UP, yet, but it probably should not.


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