Kernel Panic from pppd when device is disconnected

rhmail at rhmail at
Fri Feb 25 08:12:38 UTC 2005

> > If I have pppd running and I disconnect the device (I am using a USB connection), the kernel panics and I cannot reconnect the device at the same /dev 
>Why do you disconnect the device whilst you are using it in the first
>place? I mean, you wouldn't disconnect a USB hard drive whilst you were
>writing to it, would you?

True, but on the other hand, the kernel shouldn't panic. After all, such a 
device might become disconnected by accident, and it is supposed to be a hot 
plug device.

It might screw things up, but there should be no panic.

What are you doing over the ppp connection? NFS or some other network file 

 I bring this all up because now Microsoft has a new version out,
 Windows XP, which according to everybody is the ``most reliable
 Windows ever.'' To me, this is like saying that asparagus is ``the
 most articulate vegetable ever.''
                                    --Dave Barry -- -- KB1FVD

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