HEADS UP - Major network changes going in, HEAD instability

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Sep 10 09:13:21 PDT 2010

    A ton of networking MP work is going in and HEAD is guaranteed to
    be unstable for the next few days.

    We may have to delay the release by ~2 weeks or so due to these
    changes.  What began as a fix for some TCP corruption turned into
    some major MPSAFE work.  It turns out that portions of the networking
    path which relied on the giant lock can no longer do so because so
    much of the networking path no longer uses giant.  And with this set
    of patches virtually none of the networking path will use giant.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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