What's the error: Khelp module "ertt" unload ...

elimelech007

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When the system shuts down, it writes the following error:

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Khelp module "ertt" unload until its refcount drops from 1 to 0
 

PMc

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That seems normal.

This is some module that allows to plug in routines into the tcp handling, in order to change anti-congestion schemes and such (and probably other things, but that is what it is commonly used for).
I doubt that the tcp stack is fully unraveled at shutdown, so probably this thing does not reach a state where it could cleanly let go.
 

Mjölnir

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It would be interesting to know which parts of the kernel keep working when the system is shut down. IIRC the machine replies to ICMP packets and goes back online on a WOL?
 

PMc

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It would be interesting to know which parts of the kernel keep working when the system is shut down. IIRC the machine replies to ICMP packets and goes back online on a WOL?
I'm not sure about the WOL. What I can see is undeliverable packets being reported until very late (and then I don't know if the reporting or rather the ip is shut down). I think there is just no point in removing the ip-stack, and probably nobody ever considered how it could be done.
Then these khelp/ertt things, they do congestion control in a stateful fashion, so as they keep states of things, they will always have a refcount as long as packets can flow.
 
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