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[alpine-devel] Bug in alpine-1.9.1 with via_velocity ethernet driver

From: Nathan Angelacos <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 22:59:57 -0800

Not a complaint, just a comment:

The VIA VB8001 motherboard has a via-velocity ethernet chip; alpine
1.9.1 hard crashes, no warning, just a server reboot, with the following
set of commands

[boot from pristine usb]
apk add openssh
ip link set eth0 up
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b1024 -f mykey -N ''

Technically, userspace programs shouldn't crash the kernel.

There is no debugging output, no kernel oops - the machine simply reboots.

Received on Thu Nov 19 2009 - 22:59:57 UTC