[ECOS] Re: ARP-related problem
Sun Jan 27 21:40:00 GMT 2013
On 2013-01-25, Grant Edwards <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've been examining Ethernet traces from a customer site where there
> appear to be problems associated with the eCos ARP table entry
It seems this is a known problem with a known fix, so I thought I
would follow-up just for the record...
Bernd Edlinger has kindly pointed me to a patch he submitted that
among other things fixes the periodic packet loss due to ARP entry
It would be interesting to have a chat with whoever decided that
letting the entry expire every 20 minutes [and thus potentially
discarding tx packets] was the right thing to do.
While it's obvious that discarding eCos's tx packets is part of the
design of the BSD ARP subsystem, what I haven't figured out is why the
TCP connection doesn't recover. The smart money is betting on
Microsft as the culprit: one end of the TCP/IP connection is Windows
7, and the customer claims they never had the problem when using XP.
How long as TCP/IP been around? It seems nothing is so old and well
understood that it can't be screwed up by Microsoft...
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