tcpdump Fails with "pcap_loop: recvfrom: Bad address"

(Doc ID 2384808.1)

Last updated on APRIL 11, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] to Oracle Linux 6.9 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] [Release OL5U10 to OL6U9]
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.0.1 to 2.2.2 [Release 2.0]
Linux x86-64


On Oracle Linux server with UEK2 (2.6.39-xx) kernel running, tcpdump fails with "Bad address" below:

# tcpdump -i ethX
tcpdump: pcap_loop: recvfrom: Bad address

The problem may occur when the server has iSCSI connections on ethX interface.




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