RFR [12] 8210493: Bind to node- or linklocal ipv6 multicast address fails

Pavel Rappo pavel.rappo at oracle.com
Fri Nov 9 14:33:53 UTC 2018

Alan, Chris,

Thanks for reviewing this change. However, before the push I tested it again and
found out that there is a small number of Linux machines on which both tests
fail. The only thing I found to be in common between these machines was the
version of the Linux kernel. Machines with the 3.10.0 kernel on board failed
these tests. The converse is also true. That is, if these tests failed, the
machine's kernel was 3.10.0.

I understand that there might be no causal relationship between those facts. For
example, it could be the case that machines with this kernel are configured
(e.g. network) differently. However, from what I've seen (`ifconfig` and
`sysctl` output) it doesn't seem to be the case.

Unless there are better suggestions I propose to skip these tests on 3.10.0


What do you think?


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