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Date:	Sat, 17 Nov 2007 20:50:14 -0400
From:	Kevin Winchester <>
To:	Andrew Morgan <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,,,,
Subject: Re: 2.6.24-rc2-mm1 -- strange apparent network failures

Hash: SHA1

Andrew Morgan wrote:
> Kevin,
> Can you try this quick hack?
> diff --git a/kernel/capability.c b/kernel/capability.c
> index e57d1aa..4088610 100644
> --- a/kernel/capability.c
> +++ b/kernel/capability.c
> @@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ out:
>                         kdata[i].permitted = pP.cap[i];
>                         kdata[i].inheritable = pI.cap[i];
>                 }
> -               while (i < _LINUX_CAPABILITY_U32S) {
> +               while (0 && (i < _LINUX_CAPABILITY_U32S)) {
>                         if (pE.cap[i] || pP.cap[i] || pP.cap[i]) {
>                                 /* Cannot represent w/ legacy structure */
>                                 return -ERANGE;

Well, something went wrong with the patch - it has extra negative signs
in my mail reader, and on lkml, but now that I've hit reply and it's
been quoted, it looks fine in my mail client.  So I have no idea what
went on.

However, I got around the problem by making the code change manually -
and my network connection is now working.  Looking at the code being

    if (pE.cap[i] || pP.cap[i] || pP.cap[i])

looks somewhat weird as it is testing the same condition twice.  Should
it have been:

    if (pE.cap[i] || pP.cap[i] || pI.cap[i])


I'm about to test that change instead of bypassing the loop, so I'll let
you know the results.

- --
Kevin Winchester

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