insmod ipv6 freezes current linuxppc-2.5 and 2.5-benh

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Fri Nov 21 14:54:38 EST 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 07:12, Harald Welte wrote:
> Hi!
> I was trying to get a recent linuxppc-2.5 (or benh) kernel running on my
> G4 Titanium Powerbook IV, and it wouldn't even finish to boot.

Interesting. Same machine here and I use 2.6 everyday :)

> After some debugging, I found it was always crashing when sshd started.
> That in turn was, because the kernel tried to autoload the ipv6.ko
> module for sshd to listen at ::.


> booting into single user mode and manually issuing 'insmod ipv6' shows
> exactly the same behaviour:  A full freeze, no more cursor at the
> console, but still responds to pings from the network.

What does your .config looks like ? nothing scary like CONFIG_PREEMPT ?

I'll do some tests here...


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