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Re: KASSERT() in kern_timeout.c

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 02:16:26PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:38:12PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > last night I got the panic below on a fairly busy ftp/http server
> > (serving static content). The kernel is 5.0_STABLE from Jan, 19.
> > Does it ring a bell to someone ?
> I'll bet that c->c_cpu is from curcpu and that the callout is running,
> nested below the softnet handler.  General solution: callout_halt() before
> callout_destroy().  This may be tricky because it may need to drop the
> mutex that you hold (in this instance softnet_lock).  See other instances of
> callout_halt() in the TCP code.  I haven't checked the code to verify that
> this is what's happening and I can't remember if the syncache code is already
> using callout_halt().

AFAIK syncache is not using callout_halt(). It's testing callout_invoking()
I can't say if droping the softnet lock in syn_cache_put() (this is
where the pool_put() really is) is safe or not.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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