lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:02:22 +1000
From:	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	gl@...-ac.de, samuel@...tiz.org, irda-users@...ts.sourceforge.net,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [irda-users] [2.6.20-rt8] "Neighbour table overflow."

David Miller writes:

> The PPP generic layer seems to be very careful about it's handling of
> the ->xmit_pending packet.

Mostly, but I think that this is a genuine leak.

> I'm really surprised this leak doesn't trigger already via the
> ppp_synctty.c and ppp_async.c drivers, perhaps they do something to
> make sure the transmitter gets purged properly when unregistering and
> therefore ->xmit_pending does not get left non-NULL at unregister
> time.

At least for ppp_async, I think what saves us is that pppd does a
TCFLSH ioctl when shutting down the link, which calls
ppp_async_flush_output, which calls ppp_output_wakeup.

Paul.
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists