[Openswan Users] kernel panic while cat /proc/net/ip_conntrack

Nicolas Ross rossnick-lists at cybercat.ca
Tue Mar 22 11:18:51 CET 2005

Hi all !

When I do a cat /proc/net/ip_conntrack on my production router (a single 
openswan <--> openswan tunnel), I get most of the time a kernel panic. I say 
most of the time, because it ain't all the time.

Unfortunetly I didn't get a screen shot of the kernel panic yet, since the 
console isn't accessible remotly. I'll have to reproduce the problem while 
onsite, and on a weekend, to avoid downtime.

I did a little google on this issue, and I saw references to the exact 
problem on the netfilter mailing list :


The machine is :

P3 1 Ghz.
512 megs ram
Red Hat 7.3, custom compile "vanilla" kernel 2.4.24
Openswan 2.2

Is this a know problem ? Is there a fix or a solution (appart from not doing 
a cat /proc/net/ip_conntrack) ?


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