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Date:	Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:01:59 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
Cc:	netdev <>
Subject: Re: 3.9.5+:  Crash in tcp_input.c:4810.

On Mon, 2013-07-08 at 11:30 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> On 07/08/2013 11:21 AM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-07-08 at 10:23 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> >
> >> We ran a 5+ day test using un-modified 3.10 kernel and did not trigger
> >> the bug.
> >
> > Using wired ethernet only, or any kind of adapters, including ath9k ?
> Exact same hardware and configuration:
> ath9k, around 240 wifi
> stations trying to connect to APs that can handle a bit less
> than 240 total, starting TCP traffic when stations are connected.
> It appears that the constant churn of stations going up and down
> is key, but of course that is par for the course, especially in
> the wifi stack.
> Some of our local wifi patches make the system work considerably faster when
> we have hundreds of wifi stations, so timing will be different on upstream
> kernels, and of course we could have bugs :)

There is this thing in ath9k about aggregating two frags 

drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/recv.c line 1298 contains :


Could you check these stats (I do not know if they are reported by
ethtool -S or another debugging facility) and check if rx_frags is ever
increasing ?

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