Bug 2246

Summary: Files in /etc/dhcpc can be corrupted by crash
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: wjw
Component: dhcpcdAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description wjw 1999-04-18 00:21:12 EDT
This is *with* the 2.2.x upgrades for RH5.2 installed
per:
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/rhl/kernel-2.2/kernel2.2-upgrade.html

After a power-fail crash, DHCPCD failed consistently on
re-boot.  The solution was to rm /etc/dhcpc/* and re-boot.
I conclude dhcpcd can leave its lease and or other working
files in a corrupt state on an abnormal termination.



Wes
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-02 07:22:59 EDT
This is a problem with the file system, not dhcpcd and cannot be
easily fixed.