Bug 135542

Summary: secound Interface doesn't be activated "on the fly"
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Falko Pilz <falko.pilz>
Component: kernelAssignee: Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 3.0CC: petrides
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Description Falko Pilz 2004-10-13 12:01:32 UTC
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Description of problem:

all Linuxguest on our zVM has 2 QDIO (virtuell) interfaces one to over
an vswitch to the real LAN and on to a VM internal "guestlan".
So at the install both are present and anaconda does them show in
Network config dialog. After the reboot the secound interface with his
entry at /etc/chandev was lost so the guestlan wasn't abel to connect.
After apply the entry and calling 
echo "reset_conf\;read_conf" > /proc/chandev the device seems to be
initialized. but without reloading the qeth kernel module it doesn't
be able to aktivate. 
service network restart shows:
"qeth device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."
After stoping eth0 from a x3270 and unloading qeth.o the "service
network start" does bring up the interface.

I doesn't know if it is an ifconfig or a kernel(module) failure,
because the driver should aktivate after reread chandev.conf.



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot after new install
2.edit /etc/chandev.conf
3.echo "reset_conf\;read_conf" > /proc/chandev
4. service network restart

Actual Results:  ifup: qeth device eth1 does not seem to be present,
delaying initialization.
network: Bringing up interface eth1:  failed

Expected Results:  kernel: qeth: Trying to use card with devnos
kernel: qeth: Device 0xA500/0xA501/0xA502 is an OSD Express card
(level: V447)
kernel: with link type Gigabit Eth (no portname needed by interface)
kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ifup: Cannot get driver information: Operation not supported
network: Bringing up interface eth1:  succeeded

Additional info:

It appears in both Arch's S390 and S390x.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:16:09 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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information on how this bug is affecting you.