2.6.16-rc1: iptables broken on ppc32?

Harald Welte laforge at netfilter.org
Thu Jan 19 02:01:58 EST 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 03:09:06PM +0100, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> When trying out kernel 2.6.16-rc1 on a ppc32 box (G4 eMac),
> the kernel refused to load my /etc/sysconfig/iptables. strace
> on /sbin/iptables-restore shows that the kernel returns EINVAL
> instead of accepting the configuration:

thanks for letting us know, you might have catched a very important bug.

We've introduced a number of changes (x_tables) that haven't received
testing on all architectures yet.

I will try to reproduce the bug on my debian ppc box here.

This is not meant as a fix, but you might try it to narrow down the
problem:  Try recompiling iptables on your own, and report back whether
that works or not.

Please Follow-up-to netfilter-devel at lists.netfilter.org

- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org>                 http://netfilter.org/
  "Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
   architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
   on while IP was being designed."                    -- Paul Vixie
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